🇪🇸 Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will consider appeal for David Luiz red card

🇪🇸 Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will consider appeal for David Luiz red card

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that David Luiz did not make any contact to foul Wolves’ Willian Jose before getting his marching orders.

The incident included a penalty that allowed Ruben Neves to convert the equalizer and eventually helped Wolves to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night.

Asked for his thoughts on the dubious decision, Arteta admitted he was not convinced it was a foul and legal action is set to be considered by the club.

"Sat here, I would say yes, let's go straight away. But we have to speak with legal and the club and make the decision what the best thing to do is,” Arteta said via Sky.

"I've seen the replay 10 times from five different angles, and I cannot see any contact. I would like to see if VAR have different angles.

"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 changed the game - playing for 45 minutes with 10 men in the Premier League, without your central defender, of course it changes the game.

"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,” added the Spaniard.

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