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11 August 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 11/08/17 11:35pm

Did Ozil handball?

Jamie Carragher thought referee Mike Dean missed a blatant handball in the build-up to Arsenal equalising goal against Leicester – is Carra right?

The Gunners had won just one of their last seven opening-day fixtures and looked destined to start another campaign slowly as the 2015/16 champions took the lead twice, only to lose 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium.

Substitute Aaron Ramsey rifled home the key goal to bring Arsenal level before Giroud – introduced alongside the Wales international – headed in an 85th-minute winner to settle a breathless encounter in Arsenal’s favour.

However, replays suggested that Ozil had used his arm in the build-up to Ramsey’s strike.

Carragher said: “Unfortunately, we’re talking about referees again. It’s a blatant handball. I gave Mike Dean the benefit of the doubt in commentary, but he’s got to get the decision right.”

Gary Neville added: “I spoke to Danny Simpson and he said decisions like that always happens here. You just sensed when Arsenal got the third goal, there would be problems for Leicester. I think they lost concentration, they put so much into the game.”

Hit play on the video above to see the incident.


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