‘Delay was worth it’: Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal’s fight and VAR after power cut

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Mikel Arteta had cause to both curse and applaud VAR on Sunday as the technology proved central to a dramatic, controversy packed, afternoon at Leeds where the excellent Bukayo Saka scored the only goal to ensure Arsenal remain top of the Premier League.

A brief power cut at Elland Road coinciding with the scheduled 2pm kick‑off prompted an electricity surge which severed all links to the technology linking match officials to, among other things, VAR feeds from Stockley Park.

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Written by Louise Taylor at Elland Road
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/oct/16/leeds-v-arsenal-power-cut-var-failure-delay under the title “‘Delay was worth it’: Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal’s fight and VAR after power cut”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.