Mikel Arteta thankful for Emile Smith Rowe’s VAR reprieve

Published on January 10, 2021 - Duration: 01:14s

Mikel Arteta thankful for Emile Smith Rowe’s VAR reprieve

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was thankful VAR was in operation for their 2-0 winover Newcastle in the FA Cup and praised the growing importance of Emile SmithRowe.

The 20-year-old proved the difference for the holders and grabbed theopener in the 109th minute after the tie had gone to extra time.

It could havebeen a different ending for academy gradate Smith Rowe had the video assistantreferee not told referee Chris Kavanagh to review a decision deep intostoppage time.


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