Ar­se­nal to ap­peal Nke­tiah red card against Le­ices­ter

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Premier League - By Robert Di­neen

Ar­se­nal are ap­peal­ing against the red card that Ed­die Nke­tiah was given in the 1-1 draw with Le­ices­ter.

The 21-year-old was sent off four min­utes into his sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ance for catch­ing James Justin with a mist­imed lunge. Chris Ka­vanagh, the ref­eree, ini­tially is­sued a yel­low card, but in­creased the pun­ish­ment af­ter the video as­sis­tant ref­eree rec­om­mended that he re­view the de­ci­sion on the pitch­side mon­i­tor.

The de­ci­sion proved costly for Mikel Arteta’s side as Jamie Vardy went on to score an equaliser.

Arteta was in­censed be­cause Vardy had es­caped pun­ish­ment shortly be­fore half-time, de­spite catch­ing Shko­dran Mustafi in the face with a heel. The Daily Tele­graph un­der­stands that the Var re­viewed the chal­lenge, but felt it was not wor­thy of a pitch­side re­view.

“If that is a red card then Le­ices­ter have to play with 10 men af­ter 42 min­utes. That has to be a red,” Arteta said. The Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion is due to make a de­ci­sion on the ap­peal by the end of the week.

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