Mikel Arteta criticised the referee’s decision to give David Luiz straight red card in their 2-1 loss against Wolves. And so, the manager has resulted in appealing against the three-match ban, which is to follow.
Arsenal was leading 1-0 before former Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz was judged to have fouled Willian Jose and given a straight red card.
Mikel Arteta Disagrees with Referee’s Action on Luiz
Neves scored the resulting penalty and Wolves later won the game 2-1. According to Artetal, he said: “I’ve seen it ten times in different angles, and I cannot tell you where the contact is.”
On the other hand, Wolves manager said: “I think the referee doesn’t have any other option in both situations.” Arsenal led 1-0 the through Nicolas Pepe’s right-foot strike.
Podence played a through ball to Jose who was having his debut since joining Wolves on loan from Real Sociedad. The referee Craig Pawson gave the penalty and sent off David Luiz, his third red card since joining Arsenal from Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta also said he would only accept it to be foul if they checked the incident. He also said if they have another 50 different angles to watch it, he will be surprised.
Mikel Arteta said he looked at seven different angles and I cannot see any contacts there. “To play with ten men for 45 minutes in the Premier League without your centre-back, against this opposition, of course, it changes the game.”
He concluded by saying they will appeal and lamented over how the game was lost. He said the way they lost the game really hurts, and painful as well.