Cesc Fabregas responds to Arsenal star's red card


Arsenal felt the wrath of VAR on Tuesday night as twice it went against the Gunners' favour. 

Firstly, Eddie Nketiah's late challenge on James Justin which was initially adjudged to be yellow, was overturned and a red was given instead.

Then, Jamie Vardy's late strike went to the video referral system too, only for the replays to show he was clearly onside.

It was gutting for the Gunners who had been on such a good run before Leicester travelled to the Emirates Stadium.

They'd recorded wins over Southampton, Sheffield United and Wolves prior to Mike Arteta's men being halted in their tracks.

It was a huge shame that Nketiah was given his marching orders so soon after coming on, being shown the first red card of his career.

The Englishman has impressed under Arteta so far but this has to go down as a pretty major blip on his time in north London.


The red card tackle was probably deserved in the grand scheme of things. Nketiah was studs up on Justin and it didn't look a pretty challenge on the slow-motion replays.

Though, former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas thought he was rather unlucky.

He responded on Twitter with the following two tweets.

It was interesting to see him chime in with his thoughts, as he clearly showed an element of love for his former side.

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GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

The 1-1 draw for Arsenal is incredibly frustrating given the run of wins they were on.

Whether Nketiah's sending off had any impact on the game remains to be seen - he certainly wouldn't have been able to stop Vardy's late goal.

However, it denied the Gunners hope of getting three points out of the game, something that would have proved crucial in their attempts to reach the Champions League spots.

At the moment, Arteta's side sit in the Europa League places and things won't get any easier.


They face Tottenham next Sunday before taking on Liverpool too. This really could be a season-defining period for the club.

On top of that, they'll now have to do it without Nketiah, a player who has made such a positive impact since football restarted.

It's a huge shame for the 21-year-old, but he has plenty of time to make up for it.

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