How Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool fare in new-look Premier League table without VAR

The Premier League has been overshadowed by the influence of VAR this season.

Arsenal are feeling aggrieved by VAR on Wednesday after Bukayo Saka was not awarded a penalty for an apparent trip by Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the Champions League first-leg meeting with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The Gunners were perhaps lucky not to have been penalised themselves earlier in the game when Gabriel appeared to handball a goal kick in the second half. Either way, it was the refereeing decisions that were the talking point come full-time.

It's been a similar story in the Premier League this season with the use and inconsistency of VAR prevalent. Some clubs have even received apologies from referees for errors. LondonWorld looks at how Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and rivals would fare in the Premier League this season if VAR had simply never existed.

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