Michael Owen says key decision in Arsenal v Liverpool game was shocking

Owen felt Arsenal's disallowed goal in the first half should have stood.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes Aaron Ramsey's strike for Arsenal should not have been disallowed.

Ramsey was the only player to find the net in the 0-0 draw, only to have his first half effort controversially ruled out for offisde.

The goal should have stood as Ramsey was being played on side, and Owen lambasted the decision, claiming the official should not have got it wrong.

His view was backed by former England teammate Alan Shearer, who also took to Twitter to write that the goal should have stood.

The decision was a costly one for Arsenal, who despite a big improvement in the second half did not do enough to gain the three points.

Liverpool had been the better team in the first half, and Ramsey's goal would have been a bitter blow for Brendan Rodgers' side.

The 0-0 result was a  better result for Liverpool than it was Arsenal, but both sides will be relieved not to suffer a big defeat against a competitor early on in the season.

It is the second offside decision Liverpool have benefited from in successive games, with Christian Benteke's goal against Bournemouth widely judged to have been incorrectly allowed.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch