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Alexis Sanchez’s deflected free-kick looked to have handed Arsenal a 1-0 win until the closing minutes of the game.

Mike Dean awarded the Baggies a controversial penalty after adjudging Calum Chambers to have handled the ball in the box.

Jay Rodriguez duly slotted the spot-kick past Petr Cech to earn his side a share of the spoils.

Arsenal players swiftly crowded Dean at the final whistle to argue why he decided to give a penalty.

And social media was awash with people asking the same question.

Arsenal fan and TV presenter Piers Morgan joked Dean’s decision put him on a par with  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

He said: “Breaking: Mike Dean sneaks in to wi the ‘Worst Human Being on Planet Earth in 2017’ award right at the year’s death. Kim Jong Un must be thrilled. #wbavafc”

Comedian Jack Whitehall claimed Dean wanted to make 2017 all about him.

“Mike Dean taking a last gasp opportunity to make 2017 all about him,” he wrote.

While another Gunners supporter stated his disbelief that Dean is still a Premier League referee.

“How is Mike Dean still a Premier League official?” They said.

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