Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his verdict on David Luiz’s red card against the Wolves.
Sent off during Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to the Wolves on Tuesday night, Luiz was initially given a yellow card before Craig Pawson checked the incident on the VAR monitor and upgraded it to a red card.
The decision was crucial when the Gunners took a 1-0 lead and lost 2-1 at that point. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno was also sent off, came out of his box and pushed a through pass with his arm in the second half.
Fans were angry with Luiz’s red card, and many experts agreed. The Arsenal defender did his best to pull away from Willian Jose, whose back leg appeared to be causing the tangle.
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Manchester United boss Solskjaer was another who disagreed with the call after watching the game before his side beat Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford later that evening.
“Funnily enough, I had a discussion with the referees before the game and just asked them to say goodbye to David Luiz because I didn’t think he should have been removed and Bednarek definitely shouldn’t have been removed,” he told the Manchester Evening News .
Mikel Arteta of course agreed and said: “If there is any contact, it is with David. Again, I don’t know whether you have a different point of view than you or you.
“This is where the disappointment comes from. It’s hard enough to win football games in the league and these big decisions are like that, but it’s not something we can change right now.”
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Since then, it has been confirmed that Arsenal will appeal the decision on Luiz’s red card. If this is successful, the center-back can play against Aston Villa on Saturday.
If not, the Gunners will be for a game without him, though they should make it if Gabriel Magalhaes is impressed after battling the Wolves.
Arsenal will not appeal the Leno call and will be serving a suspension for a game.