Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal may appeal David Luiz red card at Wolves

Mikel Arteta confirmed Arsenal would take into account an appeal towards David Luiz’s red card after his game-changing dismissal within the defeat at Wolves.

Luiz was despatched off for the third time in Arsenal colors after being adjudged to have dedicated a last-man problem in first-half stoppage-time on the Wolves striker Willian Jose by referee Craig Pawson.

Contact gave the impression to be minimal, however the determination was upheld by VAR Jon Moss and the dismissal was compounded when Ruben Neves transformed the ensuing penalty to erase Nicolas Pepe’s opener at Molineux.


David Luiz was despatched off for the third time in an Arsenal shirt for bringing down Willian Jose .

Joao Moutinho’s gorgeous second-half effort fired Wolves to a 2-1 victory over the Gunners, who ended the sport with 9 males after goalkeeper Bernd Leno was despatched off for dealing with the ball exterior his space.

The defeat ended Arsenal’s seven-game unbeaten run within the Premier League and Arteta confirmed the Gunners would take into account interesting Luiz’s red card.

“Sat here, I would say yes, let’s go straight away,” Arteta mentioned. “But we now have to talk with authorized and the membership and make the choice what one of the best factor to do is.

“I’ve seen the replay 10 instances from 5 completely different angles, and I can not see any contact. I wish to see if VAR have completely different angles.

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“I don’t want to think that [the decision was made on David Luiz’s reputation]. I’m sure they made the decision based on seeing something. I was expecting to see something but didn’t see anything.

“Of course it modified the sport – enjoying for 45 minutes with 10 males within the Premier League, with out your central defender, in fact it adjustments the sport.


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“It was a big decision. If the officials got it right, and can justify they got it right, I will put my hand up and apologise. But I didn’t see any contact and that is really frustrating because it was a big moment in the game.

“The approach we misplaced the sport is the place it actually hurts, it is painful, however I’ve to take the positives. We did not concede any probabilities however Moutinho scored a ‘worldie’ and it is 2-1. Bernd comes out and hits the ball together with his hand, it is a clear red card and we’re right down to 9 gamers and it is virtually not possible to win.”

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Hasenhuttl requires rule change


Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl says his facet’s 9-0 defeat to Manchester United ‘hurts much more’ than after they misplaced by the identical scoreline to Leicester final season.

Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl was on the receiving finish of a equally contentious determination as Jan Bednarek was despatched off, after a prolonged VAR assessment, within the 9-0 defeat towards Manchester United.

Speaking in his post-match press convention, the Saints boss revealed he had mentioned Luiz’s red card incident with the referee at Old Trafford, Mike Dean forward of kick-off, earlier than calling for the regulation to be reviewed after Bednarek’s suffered the identical destiny.

“Funnily enough I had a discussion with the referees before the game, asking them about the Luiz sending off, because I don’t think he should have been sent off either,” Hasenhuttl mentioned.

“I don’t think Bednarek should have been sent off. I think the rule needs to be looked at. There was contact there but he shouldn’t have been sent off, I think everyone in football agrees with this, so it should be looked at.”

Nuno: A really welcome win

Arsenal dominated the primary half and Bukayo Saka shot towards a publish after simply 36 seconds earlier than having a ninth-minute aim dominated out by VAR when Alexandre Lacazette had strayed offside.

Pepe hit the bar earlier than opening the scoring after 32 minutes when he outmuscled Nelson Semedo and curled in, and the Gunners appeared on the right track for victory just for the sport to show in first-half stoppage time when Luiz was dismissed.

Wolves then gained it 4 minutes into the second half when Moutinho’s sensible 30-yard strike cannoned in off a publish. Arsenal had no response and their night time received worse when Leno’s red card left them two males mild.

A primary victory of 2021 noticed Wolves do the double over Arsenal for the primary time since 1978/79, and head coach Nuno Espirito Santo hoped the victory sparked a revival from his facet.

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“It’s a very welcome win. It means a lot, we have been in a tough moment,” the Portuguese mentioned. “The beginning of the game was very difficult and Arsenal were playing very good football.

“Everything adjustments with the penalty, the dynamic of the sport adjustments there. I feel the referee would not have every other choice in each conditions. The aim is wonderful, for Joao he’s such a gifted participant and he deserves this second.

“All achievements are good and we have done many beautiful things in past seasons and we want to emulate them again.

“The requirements are very excessive and we now have to chase them. We can not permit ourselves to ever put our heads down. I cannot permit our gamers to cease believing in themselves.”

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