The North Londoners took on their city rivals at Stamford Bridge, with the Video Assistant Referee in use on the sidelines for any debatable decision.
Well, just before half-time, it looked like Chelsea’s Victor Moses might have clipped the heels of Alex Iwobi inside the penalty area, and as ref Martin Atkinson frantically spoke to his assistants on his mic, the Gooners in the away end chanted repeatedly: “V-A-R, V-A-R, V-A-R”, much to the amusement of everybody watching at home:
…..they’re chanting “V A R”.
Board football up, douse it in petrol… pic.twitter.com/lRnjNFHjUb
— FinⓄ (@Fino76) January 10, 2018
I'd have had a billion pounds on Arsenal being the first club to chant for VAR.
— Luke Mitchell (@LukeMitchellCFC) January 10, 2018
The Arsenal fans chanting V A R VAR VAR for that. We can't allow that to seep into the game.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) January 10, 2018
Sicked up half my tea at Arsenal fans’ VAR chant.
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) January 10, 2018
Arsenal fans chants VAR rather than chanting Wenger’s name. Never heard them chant Wenger’s name anyway for sometime now. #CHEARS
— Ayushman Basu (@ayushmanbasu) January 10, 2018
VAR chant the arsenal fans, dickheads.
— Commodus (@HughOFarrell86) January 10, 2018
If any club was gonna chant VAR it was gonna be arsenal ?? https://t.co/QWqWhzAg8g
— adam sibley (@sibley11) January 10, 2018
Let’s get this straight football Fans when this VAR comes in to play full time at games. It is not acceptable to chant VAR VAR VAR like Arsenal fans just have we are not some American sport please stop this ? @SkySportsPL @BBCSport @ArsenalFanTV
— daniel langley (@DanielDanlang83) January 10, 2018
Think VAR will stop Arsenal fans moaning about penalty decisions and conspiracies? Think again fuckers!!
— noel (@norohigo) January 10, 2018
Arsenal Fans like the idea of VAR until it gives a decision against them, then all the referees are against them. ??
— Shah Raheman (@ShahR25) January 10, 2018
Arsenal fans chanting “VAR VAR VAR” this is not something to get behind
— COPA90 (@COPA90) January 10, 2018
I'm more surprised by the fact the Arsenal fans were chanting. ? https://t.co/pXqhvagVoa
— Bοβ Bεανς (@bobbeans83) January 10, 2018
To be fair, if supporters from any club were going to start a chant like that, you’d probably bet good money it being Arsenal’s, eh?
What do you think of the chant, and of the VAR system in general?