Each Arsenal and Newcastle acquired fortunate with penalty shouts on the Emirates this weekend, says Mark Halsey

Newcastle had an honest shout for a penalty towards Arsenal when Callum Wilson was nudged by Nuno Tavares.

It was a subjective name by referee Stuart Attwell, who determined there was not sufficient contact to award a spot-kick.

Toon boss Eddie Howe appealed and Tavares gave Attwell a choice to make.

Arsenal have been lucky as a result of had Attwell awarded a penalty there would have additionally been a name on whether or not Tavares denied a aim scoring alternative.

Fortunately for the Gunners, VAR official Darren England didn’t assume it was a transparent and apparent error.

On the opposite facet, Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles was fortunate to get away with a reckless problem on Gabriel Martinelli. The Magpies ace barged into Martinelli with using his shoulder.

On one other day, each of those incidents might simply have resulted in penalties.

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