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Ref Review : Arsenal – Bournemouth

ARSENAL vs. BOURNEMOUTH

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 13
  • DATE: 27th November 2016
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Mike Jones
1st LINESMAN: Adrian Holmes
2nd LINESMAN: Mark Scholes
4th OFFICIAL: Graham Scott

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
00:17 Adam Smith (Bournemouth) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Smith pulled back Monreal by the upper body from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
02:13 Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) El Nenny used his arms around Wilson’s upper body and then tripped him from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (FOUL)
02:57 Steve Cook (Bournemouth) Alexis Sanchez Sanchez received a through ball on the counter attack inside the Bournemouth half when Cook made a late and reckless sliding tackle on Sanchez, missing the ball and bringing him down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST COOK.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

06:13 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) Mustafi pushed Wilson from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (FOUL)
06:50 Simon Francis (Bournemouth) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Chamberlain made a run forward on the counter attack inside the Bournemouth half when Francis made a late and reckless sliding tackle on Chamberlain, missing the ball and bringing him down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST COOK.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

13:27 Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez was receiving the long ball just outside the penalty box, when Ake steps on his foot outside the box. Ake had another defender helping him from the side. So not a last man foul. The referee failed to give it as a foul.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Ake for stopping a promising attack. But no card was given.

 

Sanchez Ake Foul Yellow

Sanchez Ake Foul Yellow002

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NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST AKE.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

18:14 Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Adam Smith (Bournemouth) Xhaka pushed Smith in the back.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (FOUL)
21:34 Simon Francis (Bournemouth) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil controlled and shielded the ball when Francis came from behind and wrapped his arms around Ozil’s upper body and brought him down. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
21:45 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) Both players chased the ball in the Arsenal’s box. When Monreal stretches out his arm and uses it to block Wilson from the side. More discussed below.

Monreal Wilson Penalty

Monreal Wilson Penalty002

Monreal Wilson Penalty003

Monreal Wilson Penalty004

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CORRECT PENALTY FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST MONREAL.

3 (PENALTY)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

21:53 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Mustafi surrounded the referee immediately after the decision.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST MUSTAFI.

2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

23:52 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Harry Arter (Bournemouth) Koscielny blocks the ball but ends up on the foot of Arter.

 

As he first blocked the ball a yellow card is should have been given against Koscienly but was not given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST KOSCIENLY.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

26:10 Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Ake brought Sanchez from behind just outside the penalty area. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Ake for stopping another promising attack. This should have been his second yellow card, which means that he should have been off by now.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST AKE.

NO RED CARD AGAINST AKE.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

29:27 ??? (Arsenal) ??? (Bournemouth) No live footage or replay shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (FOUL)
30:15 Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Gosling brought Chamberlain down from behind. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
39:15 Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) El Nenny tripped Stanislas from behind inside the Bournemouth half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (FOUL)
40:25 Harry Arter (Bournemouth) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Arter tripped Ozil from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
41:30 Bradley Smith (Bournemouth)   Smith throws himself in front of the ball and makes himself bigger, almost like a keeper would throw himself and stopped the ball with his arms. This should have been a penalty for Arsenal. But was not given.

NO PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

-3 (PENALTY)
42:15 Bradley Smith (Bournemouth) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Smith tripped Ozil from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
44:54 Harry Arter (Bournemouth) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Arter throws himself from a distance with an outstretched leg, studs showing. If he catches the leg of Monreal it could break easily. Dangerous play, using excessive force.

 

Arter Red

 

This should have been a red card against Arter for use of excessive force but was not given.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO RED CARD AGAINST ARTER

1 (FOUL)

-3 (RED CARD)

 

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 8

Number of Correct Fouls for Bournemouth – 5

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 13 [13 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 3 [3 points]

 

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Bournemouth – 2

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 4 [8 points]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 3 [6 points]

 

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 2 [6 points]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
05:39 Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Wilson was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Mark Scholes made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
20:10 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Adrian Holmes made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
29:42 Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Wilson was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Mark Scholes made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Offsides for Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 3 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Bournemouth –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
11:28 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
22:43 Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) Clean Goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Goals for Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Correct Goals –  2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 8+2+2+1 = 13

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bournemouth – 5+2+1+1+1 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 13 + 10 = 23

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 8+4+2+3 = 17

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bournemouth – 5+4+3+1+3 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 17 + 16 = 33

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 3+2+2+1 = 8

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 8 + 2 = 10

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 3+4+6+3 = 16

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bournemouth – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 16 + 2 = 18

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 23/(23+10) = 69.6%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 33/(33+18) = 64.7%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
45:58 Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Ake tripped Walcott with a mistimed tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

47:57 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Steve Cook (Bournemouth) The corner kick was taken inside the penalty box. Before Mustafi pushes Cook, Cook is pushing his elbow against the face of Oxlade-Chamberlain. As the ref has to punish the first foul he should have given a free kick in favour of Arsenal or ignore both fouls. So a correct non-penalty was the correct decision.

Mustafi Cook Penalty

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CORRECT NON-PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

3 (NON-PENALTY)

 

54:19 Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Wilson pushed Mustafi in the corner flag.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
60:37 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) This is a perfect shoulder to shoulder incident. Oxlade-Chamberlain is running his natural line but the Bournemouth player is the one who deliberately goes off from the shortest line to the ball in order to run up against Oxlade-Chamberlain

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
61:15 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Harry Arter (Bournemouth) Sanchez made a late sliding tackle from behind with his studs on the heel of Arter.

 

This should have been a red card against Sanchez for committing serious foul play. But was only given a yellow card.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST SANCHEZ.

NO RED CARD AGAINST SANCHEZ.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

64:13 Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Gosling slightly tripped Gabriel from behind but Gabriel kept moving forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
72:10 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)   Monreal’s arms were both away from his body and makes himself wide that way blocking the pass inside the penalty area. This should have been a penalty for Bournemouth but was not given.

 

Monreal Handball Penalty

Monreal Handball Penalty002

 

NO PENALTY FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

-3 (PENALTY)

 

72:37 Harry Arter (Bournemouth) Arter was booked for dissent as mentioned by some text commentaries, but no live footage or replay was shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST ARTER.

2 (YELLOW CARD)
78:37 Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) No clear view of the foul. Assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

1 (FOUL)
79:33 Bradley Smith (Bournemouth) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil was brought with a late and reckless challenge from Bradley Smith.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST SMITH.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

81:17 Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Both players had hold of each other’s shirt when challenging for the ball inside the penalty area.

CORRECT NON-PENALTY FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

3 (NON-PENALTY)
82:15 Lys Mousset (Bournemouth) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Mousset charged at Gabriel from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
85:00 Jordan Ibe (Bournemouth) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Ibe pulled Giroud by the shirt.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
87:06 Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Gosling made a late reckless challenge on Xhaka from the side.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST GOSLING.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

92:25 Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Adam Smith (Bournemouth) Gabriel comes in sliding and misses the ball and clearly is impeding the natural run of Smith, in the end there is even some contact, so a correct foul and a yellow card.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BOURNEMOUTH.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST GABRIEL.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 7

Number of Correct Fouls for Bournemouth – 2

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 9 [9 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 4 [8 points]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 1 [2 points]

 

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 1 [3 points]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Penalties for Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 2 [6 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Bournemouth – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
84:06 Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Afobe was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Adrian Holmes made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Offsides for Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Bournemouth –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
52:54 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
90:03 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Goals for Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Bournemouth – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 7+1+3+1+1+2 = 15

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bournemouth – 2+1+1 = 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 15 + 4 = 19

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 7+1+6+3+1+6 = 24

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bournemouth – 2+2+3 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 24 + 7 = 31

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+1 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bournemouth – 1+1 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 2 + 2 = 4

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+2 = 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bournemouth – 3+3 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 3 + 6 = 9

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 19/(19+4) = 82.6%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 31/(31+9) = 77.5%

 

Full Time (1st Half + 2nd Half) Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 13+15 = 28

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bournemouth – 10+4 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 28 + 14 = 42

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 17+24 = 41

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bournemouth – 16+7 = 23

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 41 + 23 = 64

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 8+2 = 10

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bournemouth – 1+2 =3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 10 + 3 = 13

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 16+3 = 19

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bournemouth – 2+6 = 8

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 19 + 8 = 27

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 42/(42+13) = 76.3%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 64/(64+27) = 70.3%

 

APPENDIX

Key Decisions in the Match Points
Advantage 1
Foul 1
Incorrect Corner 1
Incorrect Goal Kick 1
Incorrect Throw-in 1
Other (Ref Positioning, Injuries, Time Wasting, etc.) Can Vary
Offside 1
Yellow Card 2
Red Card 3
Goal 3
Penalty 3

 

NOTE: FOR ANY WRONG DECISION MADE THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE POINTS AWARDED FOR THAT SPECIFIC KIND OF EVENT.

NOTE: ANY INCORRECT OR WRONG DECISION/NON-DECISION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED WITH A RED COLOUR.

NOTE: ANY DECISION THAT INVOLVES DOUBT IS HIGHLIGHTED AS BLUE IN COLOR.

NOTE: The word ‘FOR’ is used to show IN FAVOR OF.

NOTE: All the Laws Of The Game used are referenced directly from the following link. “LAWS OF THE GAME 2016-2017”

http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/60/Laws%20of%20the%20Game_16-17_Digital_Eng.pdf

Mike Jones was the ref of this match. So far he had an excellent start to the season with very few errors. Somehow he managed to lose his ability to make good decisions in this match.

The first real important moment was when Alexis was chasing a long ball and Ake stepped on the foot of Alexis just outside the penalty area. It wasn’t a penalty but it was a certain foul and should have been punished with a yellow card as he stopped a promising attack.

Then we had the moment that made a lot of people angry inside the stadium: the Bournemouth penalty and maybe more what happened just before. Özil was running with the ball close to the side line with a Bournemouth player came from behind and embraced him from behind. A foul that we had seen punished before when Arsenal committed more or less the same foul. For some inexplicable reason the ref let that foul on Özil go. Something we have seen also last season happening more than once.  As a result Arsenal was a bit desorganised and lost their focus and after some bouncing around from the ball the ref gave a penalty for Bournemouth.

Now the penalty can be given. Monreal stuck out his arm and blocked Wilson. Wilson did all he could to make the most of it but using your arm at shoulder/face height to block an opponent is a foul and thus a penalty can be given. Of course only seconds after the non-given foul on Özil made a few supporters and players very upset. But for us the foul was a foul and thus a penalty. Of course I would suggest Arsenal supporters who expect that we now would be given also penalties for the same fouls should not hold their breath. The chance of seeing us getting such a penalty is as rare as me winning the Euro Millions lottery I think.

Then Koscielny should have been booked for a foul on Arter. Tempers were rising a bit. And then Ake brought down Alexis in a promising situation without getting what should have been his second yellow card.

Shortly before the interval Arsenal were attacking on the right hand inside the Bournemouth penalty area and Walcott tried to have a shot/cross. Defender Smith threw himself as if he was a keeper and blocked the ball with his arms away from his body in an attempt to make him bigger. That should have been a penalty in favour of Arsenal.

And in extra time Arter threw himself from a few meters out with a stretched leg towards Monreal who luckily for him could just get out of the way. Coming in like that in a dangerous way and with no respect for the limbs of your opponent should get you send off.  The ref let it go.

So we got a score in the first half of  69.6% and 64.7% (Weighted) Below Average. And too many missed incidents.

In the second half we had an incident where Mustafi seemed to push Cooke in the penalty area. But replays shows that Cooke was planting his arm against the face of Oxlade-Chamberlain before the push from Mustafi. So as the referee should always punish the first foul a free kick should have been given in favour of Arsenal.

Arsenal then scored a second goal that was completely valid.  Oxlade-Chamberlain was then punished for a shoulder to shoulder charge when it was the Bournemouth player who made the run against Oxlade-Chamberlain who was stronger but got the foul given against him.

Alexis thought he would join in the silly tackles and came in from behind and caught  Arter with the studs on his Achilles heel. Even for Alexis this should have been a red card. Mind you if Arter had been send off as he should have been at the end of the first half, Alexis couldn’t have made that foul on a player not on the field. But that was a bad challenge and Arsenal and Alexis can find themselves lucky that the ref was weak.

And then we come to the second handball/penalty decision in the match. Monreal had his arms away from his body and blocked an attempted pass on the flank. This should have been a penalty for Bournemouth. But one could say that the ref was consistent as he also didn’t give a penalty in favour of Arsenal in the first half for a handball.

The score in the second half was 82.6% and 77.5% (Weighted) Very Good. So he did better in the second half but still a few bad misses.

Over the whole 90 minutes the score was  76.3% and 70.3% (Weighted) Good but weighted not good.

There were 3 major correct decisions. 1 non-penalty for Arsenal. 1 non-penalty for Bournemouth, and 1 penalty for Bournemouth.

There were 5 wrong  major decisions. Nathan Ake should have been sent off for a second yellow. Harry Arter should have been sent off directly for use of excessive force. Arsenal should have had a penalty for Smith’s handball. Sanchez should have been sent off directly for serious foul play. Bournemouth should have had a penalty for Monreal’s handball.

So 3 major decisions against us and 2 against them.

The bias was very bad against Arsenal in the first half but the bias in the second half was in favour of Arsenal. The total bias numbers were against Arsenal.


From the anniversary files: the day it all began

6 December 1886: Working through the events of the winter of 1886 we can conclude  that the Secretary of the newly formed Dial Square FC, having seen an advert requesting fixtures in “The Referee”, wrote to Eastern Wanderers on this day to fix up the club’s first game.

The full list of each day’s anniversaries appears on the home page (except when I forget) and you can see all 5000 of the anniversary file stories here.


 

7 comments to Ref Review : Arsenal – Bournemouth

  • Usama Zaka

    For all new readers or even the current ones, the BOLD RED TEXT contains clips to their respective incidents.

  • Gord

    Thanks Walter and Usama.

    While the BOLD RED TEXT, I also like the bold, read text, such as:

    Somehow he managed to lose his ability to make good decisions in this match.

    I don’t know if Wenger reads Untold, I think he prefers to read Bould text. I highly suspect that if Wenger were to read Untold, he would NOT take advice from this blog.

  • Gord

    I tried a little something in that blurb. I was kind of hoping that the [strong] tag would allow me to use a style attribute, where I could set the color to red. Alas, it didn’t work.

  • Gord

    Oh, the U19 are playing now. No idea of score or anything.

    COYYG!

  • John L

    I think that the review is generous to the ref on the first half penalty awarded against Monreal. As I saw it, the Bournemouth player, coming from behind Monreaal, deliberately initiated the contact between them, in order to throw himself down (in the manner of Vardy on many occasions last season.) Monreal’s extended arm was in part, a reaction to this contact.

    I though that the case for the second-half Monreal hand-ball penalty award was stronger, although still open to doubt.

  • OlegYch

    well this was controversial
    i don’t think a few of major points were right
    1. ozil foul – i see no wrongdoing from bmouth player, instead ozil tries to back him off with his back
    2. monreal penalty which followed – seems pretty similar to ox foul, ie the bmouth player actually charged in arsenal player, but could also be seen as shoulder-to-shoulder play
    3. monreal penalty which was not given – pretty sure monreal had no chance of reacting to the ball, hence ball-to-hand and no foul
    i’m no expert, but otherwise everything else seems reasonble

  • OlegYch

    that said, of course smith also had no chance of reacting to the ball, but in this case his hands did not look like in natural position (the goalkeeper analogy was pretty apt)