CHERRIES star Charlie Daniels believes video assistant referees would have taken “five seconds” to determine David Brooks’s chalked off effort against Arsenal should have stood.

Brooks’s seventh-minute strike was ruled out when linesman Ian Hussin flagged immediately for offside after the Wales international had converted from close range.

However, replays showed Brooks had been marginally behind Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi when the ball had been played to him.

It proved a costly decision for Cherries as Jefferson Lerma’s 30th-minute own goal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half winner saw Arsenal extend to 17 games their unbeaten run in all competitions.

Although Joshua King’s stunning effort restored parity on the stroke of half-time, Eddie Howe’s men were condemned to a third successive 2-1 defeat in the Premier League.

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season after clubs agreed in principle to their introduction at a meeting earlier this month.

VAR was used at the World Cup and is already in operation in the top flights in Italy and Germany. It has also been utilised in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.

Asked by the Daily Echo whether he felt VAR should be brought in permanently, Daniels said: “I think so. It has got to the stage now where technology is so advanced that a goal like that would have been allowed in five seconds.

“It is just incorporating it into when they can actually look at it. If something like that happens and play goes on for another five minutes, how do they bring it back? In terms of David Brooks’s goal, VAR should be introduced.

“If they get the correct decision in the end, it is probably the way forward. They have that sort of technology in plenty of other sports and they use it. It advances other sports so maybe it is time for football.”

Luckless Lerma inadvertently opened the scoring when he rifled an unstoppable volley past Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after meeting Sead Kolasinac’s cross.

The Colombian, who went close to levelling late on when his rasping drive struck the post, collected a fifth booking of the season, ruling him out of Cherries’ clash at Manchester City on Saturday.

King, returning after a four-game injury absence, equalised when he finished superbly with his left foot after Brooks had provided the assist.

However, Aubameyang had the final say when he converted Kolasinac’s cross in the 67th minute as Arsenal moved to within one point of the top four.

Daniels added: “We knew we needed to come out very positively and we did. It was a great start.

“We got in behind their defence numerous times and created a lot of opportunities. We created more after the disallowed goal.

“They started to dominate during the latter part of the first half and we were pegged in a little.

“We conceded a goal we weren’t happy about defensively in terms of people switching off and letting them play quickly. But we were unfortunate not to score a second equaliser.”