Arsenal’s opening goal against Fulham invalid?

Premier League legend – Alan Shearer thinks Arsenal’s opening goal against Fulham was invalid.

Arsenal just had a trip to Fulham’s field in round 27 of the English Premier League 2022/23. In the 21st minute, Gabriel Magalhaes opened the scoring for the visitors. From Leandro Trossard’s corner kick, the Brazilian midfielder comfortably headed in to net Bernd Leno.

Situation Ben White stops Leno

VAR was not involved in this situation, and the goal was awarded to Arsenal. Premier League legend – Alan Shearer thinks this goal is invalid. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this goal was disallowed, because Ben White prevented Leno’s ability to move,” he said.

“By the time Ben White dropped to stop Leno, it was too late for the keeper to make a decision on whether he would leave or not. It was a good header, but Leno was blocked until the last seconds. So I wouldn’t be surprised if the goal was denied.”

“But I think if that goal is not recognized, Arsenal will still win. They played really well today.”

Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard then added two more goals to help Arsenal win 3-0. With this result, Arsenal continues to lead the English Premier League, 5 points more than the second ranked team Man City.