Arsenal fans furious as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card for reckless challenge on Bukayo Saka

first_imgI have totally given up on English referees and their use of VAR plus their rubbish is this different from nketiah’s red card! #ARSLIV— akinwale omowumi (@walexy04) July 15, 2020 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 9:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Another example of the Premier League bias towards Liverpool. Nketiah gets 3 game ban, this doesn’t even get a look in.— jacob (@Jbunter7) July 15, 2020Should Alexander-Arnold have been sent off for the challenge on Saka?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsIn the wake of Nketiah’s sending off against Leicester, Mikel Arteta admitted he did not understand the rules when it came to the use of pitch-side monitors in the Premier League.The Arsenal striker was initially shown a yellow card for his tackle on Foxes defender Justin but Chris Kavanagh changed it to red after consulting with VAR officials. ‘In the last year I have never seen a referee check any images,’ the Spaniard said.‘I do not understand the rules. But I can do nothing now.’ MORE: Harry Kane dedicates Tottenham’s win over Newcastle to Serge Aurier after his brother’s deathMORE: Graeme Souness criticises Liverpool star Sadio Mane for smiling against Arsenal Nketiah was banned for three games for his challenge on Leicester’s Justin (Picture DAZN)Klopp cut a frustrated figure on the touchline for much of the first half and Liverpool’s players made a statement of intent as they returned to the field early for the second 45 minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Alexander-Arnold may have been a little to eager to get into the game and flew in on Saka which left the Arsenal youngster writhing around on the turf in agony in the 49th minute.Earlier this month, Eddie Nketiah was slapped with a three-match suspension for a mistimed tackle on James Justin during Arsenal’s draw with Leicester – and Alexander-Arnold’s challenge on Saka was not dissimilar.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut referee Paul Tierney only withdrew a yellow card from his pocket which provoked an angry reaction from Arsenal fans across social media.The sound of Alexander-Arnold’s boot making contact with Saka’s leg echoed around the stadium and replays of the incident suggested the full-back was fortunate to still be on the pitch. Here’s how Arsenal supporters reacted to Alexander-Arnold’s challenge… Nketiah still on hold with the @premierleague officials after that Alexander-Arnold challenge.— idc (@afc_idc) July 15, 2020 HOW ON EARTH DID THIS NOT EVEN GET A VAR REVIEW? CLEAR RED CARD.— Max. ♣️ (@AFCMax9) July 15, 2020 Nketiah got sent off and Trent only got a yellow, don’t tell me refs don’t favour Liverpool.— Harris (@harrisp77) July 15, 2020 Trent Alexander-Arnold was shown a yellow card for his challenge on Bukayo Saka (Picture: DAZN)Arsenal supporters were livid after Trent Alexander-Arnold only received a booking for a nasty-looking challenge on Bukayo Saka in the second half of their 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 20th minute of Wednesday night’s encounter at the Emirates before goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson put the hosts in front going into the break. The Gunners held on to their narrow lead to inflict their first ever Premier League win over Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and boost their chances of qualifying for next year’s Europa League. Advertisement View 3 comments Arsenal fans furious as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card for reckless challenge on Bukayo Saka Eddie Nketiah got a red. Trent Didn’t. WORST REFS IN EUROPE! Incredible inconsistency.— AFC IRON MAN (@afcironman) July 15, 2020last_img

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