Arsenal are set to take a major decision after David Luiz was sent off against Wolves at the Molineux on Tuesday night.
Arsenal are set to launch an appeal against David Luiz’s red card against Wolves.
The Brazilian was given his marching orders after bringing down Willian Jose in the box on the stroke of half-time. Ruben Neves stepped up to score the resulting penalty.
Arsenal went on to lose the match 2-1 as Joao Moutinho’s long-range effort proved to be the difference after 90 minutes.
The talking point of the game was whether David Luiz deserved to be sent off. The Gunners boss even claimed the decision cost them the game.
As per the Evening Standard, the Gunners will appeal the Brazilian’s sending off because they believe the challenge was only ‘accidental’
Arteta voiced his frustration over the decision post-match and already hinted the club could appeal the decision.
“I’ve seen it 10 times in different angles and I cannot tell you where the contact is.” the Gunners boss said to Sky Sports.
Asked if the club would seek to have the red card overturned, the Spaniard responded: “I would say yes, let’s go straight away, but we have to speak and make the decision [about] what’s the best thing to do.
“If they have another 50 different angles to watch it, maybe I will be surprised. To play with 10 men for 45 minutes in the Premier League without your centre-back, against this opposition, of course, it changes the game.
“It was a big decision, if they got it right and can justify they got it right I put my hand up and apologise. The way we lost the game is where it really hurts, it’s painful.”
Arsenal will likely take their action before the weekend and will be hoping to get a response before their next outing against Aston Villa on Saturday.