Football fans are loving Mike Dean's reaction after VAR overruled his decision not to award Arsenal a penalty.

The referee did not penalise Watford's Craig Dawson after he collided with Alexandre Lacazette in just the second minute.

But after the decision was looked at by VAR, Dean was overruled and Arsenal were given the chance to open the lead.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted from the spot but it was Dean's reaction to his decision being reversed that had people talking.

One said: "Mike Dean’s face when he’s overruled by VAR and HAS to give Arsenal a penalty is all time iconic image."

Another said: "How gutted was Mike Dean to have to give that."

One added: "You could literally see the disappointment on Mike Dean’s face when VAR forced him to award us a stonewall penalty."

Arsenal went into half-time with a 3-0 lead.

But Troy Deeney pulled one back before half-time and ex-Gunner Danny Welbeck put Watford within touching distance of a draw.


Arsenal held out for three points as they finished eight in the league - but the Hornets were relegated.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said after the game: "I feel very sorry for them.

"They were unlucky today.

"They're neighbours with us, around the training ground, they're very local.

"It must be really hard. They tried to the last minute.

"You could see how much they wanted it.

"Hopefully they'll be back next season in the Premier League because I know how touched the players and the club should be with that result."