Gabriel Martinelli has said that he is upset and finds it ‘difficult to take’ the red card he received against Wolves on Thursday night.
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.”
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.
“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.
You, aggressively: correlation doesn't imply causation
Me: The last calendar year in which Arsenal didn't get a PL red card, 2004, contained their last league title
You, meekly: I was wrong, I apologise, I will learn
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“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.
Poor piece of officiating. Of course in law he is allowed to issue two yellow cards in this manner. However he should have stopped play at the throw in and yellow carded at that point. Pro-active not reactive approach would have avoided the second yellow https://t.co/EQu5urZwoP
— KEITH HACKETT (@HACKETTREF) February 10, 2022
“We need explanations, we need explanations with what happened in VAR and I need explanations with what happened today.”