Arsenal fans have been displaying their negativity at the club’s attempts to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s three-game ban reduced.
The forward was sent-off in the 1-1 draw away to Crystal Palace last weekend for a horrible challenge on Max Meyer, receiving a red card after VAR overturned the initial yellow card. It is being claimed by Goal’s Charles Watts that the north London outfit are now hoping to get a reduction because they believe ‘there are enough mitigating circumstances for a lesser punishment’.
Aubameyang has proved an influential figure for the club this campaign, having scored 43% of their goals in the Premier League (via Football.London). His contributions in attack have won the club a mammoth 15 of their 28 points with the club sitting in 10th place in the top-flight (via BBC).
Fans were left feeling negative about the club’s attempt at getting a reduction with the club entering a run of three games in 10 days as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
The FA will laugh at them & extend it. 3 games is harsh but fair. Auba could have broken his ankle.
— JJ B (@JJBergkamp10) January 14, 2020
Sadly we are not Liverpool or Spurs.
— ً (@iizsn) January 14, 2020
Not a chance I’m afraid.
— Andrew (@andrewv9182) January 14, 2020
The FA when they check our appeal:
FA: So what’s the team’s name
FA: Ban is now doubled
— Henry W. (@WalterAFC_) January 14, 2020
So let me get this straight:
Arsenal saw a bunch of other fouls go unpunished that were worse than Auba’s, felt ours wasn’t forceful and slow-mo makes it seem bad, and decided that they’d appeal the length of ban instead of overturning the red like a normal club.
Only arsenal https://t.co/bdPBFU8Lic
— Liam (@groningooner) January 14, 2020
— EG. (@EliteGunner) January 14, 2020
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