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Fans fume as Brighton have goal disallowed by VAR to halt furious comeback.. and even Arsenal fans can’t believe it

FANS are all saying the same thing after Brighton were denied a third goal by VAR which halted their furious comeback against Arsenal.

Kaoru Mitoma thought he had got the Seagulls right back into the game at 4-3.

Kaoru Mitoma thought he made it 4-3 before VAR ruled it out

Mitoma’s back foot was adjudged to have been just offside

But VAR intervened and ruled the goal out.

The Japanese international sparked Brighton‘s comeback in the first place, firing past Aaron Ramsdale to make it 3-1 after goals from Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Eddie Nketiah.

Gabriel Martinelli did restore the Gunners’ three-goal lead but 18-year-old Evan Ferguson’s first Premier League goal soon made it 4-2.

And Mitoma looked to have put the Seagulls within one of the leaders.

However, his deflected effort was harshly ruled out despite the ball seemingly going backwards from Julio Enciso’s poor touch.

And fans have been left flabbergasted that the technology managed to chalk it off.

One said: “Mitoma’s second goal perfectly describes why the offside rule needs to change.”

A second chimed in with: “Was the ball played forward? Or am I getting this offside confused.”

A third said: “Ball went backwards didn’t it? Therefore can’t be offside!”

Another admitted: “Why did VAR even get involved? That was so close and so influential… for the benefit of free flowing and fun games, that was just pathetic.”

Even Arsenal supporters couldn’t believe their luck.

One wrote said: “I’m an Arsenal fan and a supporter of VAR but overturning that third goal made no sense.

“They have to adjust the rule for situations like that.”

Arsenal’s win leaves them seven points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League going into 2023.