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Arsenal fans furious they have been ‘robbed’ as goal disallowed for ‘absolutely no reason’ in huge Porto clash

ARSENAL fans fumed after they saw Martin Odegaard’s goal ruled out for “absolutely no reason”.

The Gunners were pushing for a second goal in their must-win Champions League knockout clash at home to Porto.

Martin Odegaard raced away to celebrate what he thought was Arsenal's second goal

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Martin Odegaard raced away to celebrate what he thought was Arsenal’s second goalCredit: AFP
The Gunners skipper pounced on a Porto defensive mix-up

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The Gunners skipper pounced on a Porto defensive mix-upCredit: Reuters
Kai Havertz was penalised for a foul

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Kai Havertz was penalised for a foulCredit: TNT Sports

And they thought they had it when Odegaard finished into an empty net after a mix-up at the back for the Portuguese side.

However, Mikel Arteta, his Arsenal players and supporters alike let rip after Leandro Trossard’s lookalike referee Clement Turpin ruled it out.

He blew his whistle for a foul by Kai Havertz, who tugged at veteran centre-back Pepe’s shirt before he clattered into goalkeeper Diogo Costa in the build-up – allowing the ball to fall kindly for Odegaard to slot home.

Odegaard raced away in celebration before realising it had been chalked off as players surrounded the ref.

Arteta was booked for his angry protests on the touchline – but VAR decided not to intervene after watching the replays because of the slight offence by Havertz.

Fans watching the action at home, though, were less convinced.

One said: “Wow Arsenal have been robbed!!! Absolutely no reason to rule that goal out!! Beyond ridiculous decision!”

Another fumed: “That’s not a foul! You’re allowed to run at the ball.”

A third added: “This referee is so useless. How is that not a goal?”

A fourth moaned: “Perfectly fine goal by Arsenal but as usual, dive by Pepe.”

However, a final user responded: “Looked about right, if it was the other way around Arteta would be having a meltdown too.”

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The German forward tugged at Pepe

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The German forward tugged at PepeCredit: TNT Sports
The ball fell kindly for Odegaard

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The ball fell kindly for OdegaardCredit: TNT Sports
He clipped in as everyone ended up on the floor

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He clipped in as everyone ended up on the floorCredit: TNT Sports
The referee blew his whistle immediately

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The referee blew his whistle immediatelyCredit: TNT Sports
Havertz pleaded his innocence with Clement Turpin

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Havertz pleaded his innocence with Clement TurpinCredit: TNT Sports
Mikel Arteta was booked for his protests

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Mikel Arteta was booked for his protestsCredit: TNT Sports
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