Following his controversial sending off in Tuesday’s Premier League loss to Wolves, Arsenal will appeal against David Luiz’s red card.
And former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell blasted VAR over the decision and the match officials said they didn’t use common sense.’
Campbell says the side of Mikel Arteta played their best football of the season so far as they led Molineux 1-0 before Luiz was denied in the first-half stoppage time.
The Brazilian defender admitted a penalty and, after being adjudged to have fouled Willian Jose while making no effort to play the ball, showed a clear red.
Before Joao Moutinho completed the hosts’ comeback by claiming a second-half winner, Ruben Neves scored the ensuing spot-kick.
But after the game, Arsenal players, fans, and pundits were left fuming, arguing that no foul was committed, that any contact made was minor, and that Luiz made a simple attempt to prevent his opponent from touching.
The 33-year-old Brazilian is reportedly facing a one-match ban, which would see him miss the trip to Aston Villa on Saturday, and Arsenal manager Arteta questioned referee Craig Pawson’s decision after the match.
“I have seen it ten times from different angles, and I can’t tell you where the contact is,” the Spaniard said, even though Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said that the ref had no choice but to send the Gunners off.
For the Gunners, a disastrous evening was compounded by goalkeeper Bernd Leno being dismissed in the 72nd minute for intentionally handling the ball outside his box.
And ex-Gunner Campbell maintains that the decision is right for Arsenal to appeal, saying it was the wrong call.