Arteta questions Luiz’s red card after disappointing Wolves’ loss

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has questioned David Luiz’s red card throughout the 2-1 loss at Wolves, saying he can ‘see no contact’.

The Gunners began the match brightly however noticed Bukayo Saka’s goal disregarded for mismatches.

They went forward within the thirty second minute because of a superb solo effort by Nicolas Pepe.


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He received the best of Nelson Semedo and fired the ball to the far corner.

Wolves equalized just earlier than half time, nonetheless. David Luiz appeared to journey Willian Jose within the field.

He was sent off the field by the referee and Ruben Neves scored the resultant penalty.

Arsenal surrendered once more within the second half as Joao Moutinho hit an outstanding shot from 30 yards that beat Bernd Leno.

The keeper was sent off within the 72nd minute after dealing with the ball outside his field. He misjudged the flight of the ball and tied it out of play.

Talking in regards to the match, Arteta said: “The team was really on the end of the sport, we should always have been three or four-nin up and in that act [the Luiz red card] the sport modified fully.

“I’ve seen it ten instances in numerous angles and I can not inform you the place the contact is. If they’ve one other 50 totally different angles to observe, I could be shocked. I checked out many alternative angles and could not see any hyperlink there.

“The team stored attempting, nonetheless taking part in, nonetheless believing. At half time the boys have been so animated that they thought they might nonetheless win the sport. Clearly it was an unimaginable goal by far, earlier than that that they had no chance. However we nonetheless lose and we have now to reply.

“We hit the post, hit the bar, the keeper made a few great saves. We played significantly well, scored one goal and we should always have scored three or 4 and had a much bigger hole, however clearly you possibly can’t quit two red playing cards within the Premier League. I do not have any [complaints about] the second red card.

“The team encourages me day-after-day to imagine in them and give me a constructive feeling all of the time.”

Arteta might be hoping for a response within the subsequent Gunners sport. They face Aston Villa on Saturday.

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