Arsenal fans will still be feeling hard done by after they only came away from yesterday’s North London Derby with a point. The Gunners stuck to their game plan and played very well and could have won had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored late on from the spot. The fans were left fuming shortly after, though, as Lucas Torreiera saw red.
Lucas Torreira has been shown a red card
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 2 March 2019
The Gunners had their North London rivals up against it late into the game and after missing the penalty the fans still had some hope to hold onto when they grabbed a succession of corners. It didn’t last long though, as when Danny Rose tried to carry the ball out for the hosts he found himself cynically scythed down by half-time substitute Lucas Torreira, and referee Anthony Taylor showed red.
Whilst the fans will have loved seeing their man go in hard in such a high-pressure clash, they won’t be pleased to see that a 94th-minute red card will now see one of their most influential midfielders miss three games.The Uruguayan midfielder, unless he can successfully appeal the red card decision, is set to miss Premier League clashes against Manchester United, Newcastle and Everton, and he’ll be a huge miss for the Gunners.
You can read the Gunners’ thoughts on the Torreira red card here:
HE WON THE BLODDY BALL
— Mikael (@swedruvy) 2 March 2019
But the full flying kick of Rose on Leno was a yellow… what a joke #TOTARS
— Steven Abella (@s7ev3n_co) March 2, 2019
Now tell me why Rose didn't see red for that challenge on Leno
— Santi Sammy Bee (@Sammybee881) March 2, 2019
Lucas torreira red card was unlucky. He didn’t mean to connect the player like that… yes foot was high but unlucky.
— Chris kolevski (@iico7) March 2, 2019
How’s that any different from Danny rose?
— zac agombar (@shotsboy99) March 2, 2019
But studs up into the chest ain’t a red. Joke. Got to appeal as he won the ball.
— Richard Sampson (@richsamps) March 2, 2019
But he got the ball before the man
— Peter MABE (@PeterMABE1) March 2, 2019
Nothing wrong with that tackle at all, wins the ball, no intent at all and then Rose puts his leg down into his path, nonsense.
— The_Stevie (@The_Stevie) March 2, 2019
The Gunners were fuming when they saw Torreira walking and will hope the midfielder can get his dismissal overturned.