Arsenal Prepare Appeal On David Luiz’s Red Card In Wolves Defeat

Arsenal are set to submit an appeal to the Premier League over David Luiz’s suspension for a red card received in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old was sent off on the stroke of half-time after Craig Pawson gave a penalty for a challenge on Willian Jose.

Contact appeared to be minimal but as the Brazilian was deemed not to have made a challenge for the ball, the referee saw fit to give him a straight red card.

The dismissal means Luiz would miss Saturday’s game against Aston Villa but the Gunners have submitted an appeal in the hope that the decision will be reversed.

Luiz’s red card changed the course of the game as Ruben Neves levelled from the spot and Joao Moutinho struck a winner in the second half against 10-men.

Mikel Arteta’s side were reduced to nine-men with fifteen minutes to go at Molineux when Bernd Leno handled outside the box but Arsenal are not going to appeal the German’s dismissal.

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The Spaniard was furious about the decision following his side’s defeat and hinted in his post-match press conference that the side will submit an appeal.

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