Arsenal defender David Luiz is set to miss their domestic matches for the club following his red card against Chelsea in midweek.
The defender, on his first return to the Bridge since leaving in the summer, hauled down Tammy Abraham after just 26 minutes at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, and the referee sent him for an early shower.
Arsenal, however, held on and battled to draw 2-2 despite their numerical disadvantage and give Luiz some bit of reprieve.
Luiz will, however, have to sit out three matches as part of the suspension for his reckless challenge.
- vs Bournemouth (FA Cup 4th round, A)
- vs Burnley (A)
- vs Newcastle (H)
This was the Brazilian's second Premier League red card during his stay in England, with the first coming interestingly against current club, Arsenal while playing for Chelsea.
David Luiz has received two red cards in his Premier League career:— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) January 21, 2020
Sep 2017: vs. Arsenal (for Chelsea)
Jan 2020: vs. Chelsea (for Arsenal) pic.twitter.com/wWO3AfNitX
His absence will present manager Mikel Arteta with a fresh headache as he is short of men at the back.
Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers and Sokratis are all out injured, limiting Arteta's options.
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