Gabriel Martinelli has said that he is upset and finds it ‘difficult to take’ the red card he received against Wolves on Thursday night.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

As the debate rages on over another red card issued to yet another Arsenal player for something you never see punished any other time, we had not yet heard from Gabriel Martinelli on the incident.

The Arsenal forward, who will now be banned for the next game, because you can’t appeal yellow cards, took to social media to say about the first red card of his career, “I’m upset because it’s difficult to accept that as a red card.

“But I am proud the team fought to keep the result and the win.”

https://twitter.com/gabimartinelli/status/1491915916191449089

Mikel Arteta has already said that he will seek talks with PGMOL, the referees governing body, over many of the decisions Arsenal have been on the end of this season.

Was the Gabriel Martinelli red card wrong?

“To be fair, it’s the first time I’ve seen a red card like this in 18 years that I’ve been in this league,” Arteta said.

“I think you have to be pretty willing to give a red card in that situation. But still it happened. We know that playing with 10 men in this league you’re not going to get points, enough points, the points that we want and we have to stop it.

“But to be fair it’s difficult to find more arguments and more ways to transmit that to the players. Everybody says it’s the most disciplined group they’ve seen in the last 15 years, but still we are getting red cards for other things.

“If you ask me if I’m happy with the decisions we’ve had this season, I’m not at all. But that’s a conversation I will have privately with the officials.

“We need explanations, we need explanations with what happened in VAR and I need explanations with what happened today.”

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