Welbeck saved from giving away penalty by VAR

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck “wasn’t worried” that he had given away a penalty in the goalless Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg at Chelsea . Welbeck’s challenge in the penalty area on Cesc Fabregas was referred to Video Assistant Referee Neil Swarbrick by Martin Atkinson but after a lengthy delay the decision was no penalty. Welbeck told Sky Sports: “I didn’t know the VAR was actually looking at that incident. I knew I cleanly got the ball so I wasn’t worried at all. “I could see him (Atkinson) talking to somebody in his ear but I got the ball clearly so I wasn’t worried.”

Calum Chambers added: “You’re aware. You can see them talking in their ear but it’s one of those things, we’ll get used to it.” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger , who confirmed that Francis Coquelin has completed a move to Valencia, said of the VAR incident: “What I was worried about was that it took too much time. “I thought maybe they were not sure that it was not a penalty so they looked at it again and again and again.”

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