Football.London understands that Arsenal will appeal against David Luiz’s Wolves.
The Brazilian was sent off Tuesday night after crashing Willian Jose in the penalty area, despite replays showing minimal contact between the two.
VAR chose to uphold referee Craig Pawson’s decision, which means the 33-year-old will be banned from the Gunners’ trip to Aston Villa on Saturday from today’s perspective.
However, Mikel Arteta’s side has now signaled its intention to try to lift the dismissal and subsequent ban.
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It is in line with Arteta’s claim that his intent would be immediately after the game.
“Now that I’m here I would say yes, let’s go right now,” he said in his post-game press conference when asked if Arsenal intended to appeal the decision.
“But we have to speak to the lawyer in the club and decide what is best.”
It is assumed that, after consulting the relevant departments, the club has decided to make an attempt to clear the call.
They will base their argument on the fact that the Brazilian tried to avoid contact with his compatriot and that, if there was a contract, it was so minimal that it was not worth fouling at all.
If they are successful, Luiz can play against Aston Villa on Saturday.
However, it doesn’t change the fact that the red card completely changed the game at Molineux.
The Gunners led 1-0 and were at the top in the first half before being released at half time.
After the game, Arteta admitted that the match wavered on Craig Pawson’s call.
“Of course it changed the game,” he said. You play against this opponent for 45 minutes with ten men without your central defender. Of course, it changes the game. “
He added that he couldn’t see the contact and couldn’t understand why VAR decided to keep the original call going.
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“If you want to talk about the decision, I’ve just seen the replay ten times from five different angles and can’t see any contact,” he said. “I would like to see if VAR has different angles.
“If you got it right and can justify that you got it right, I hold up my hand and apologize.
“I’m just saying that I’m sitting here and I don’t see any contact. It’s really, really frustrating because it’s a big moment in the game.”