Arsenal star David Luiz breaks silence on 'unbelievable' red card in Wolves defeat



Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2021 by Express.co.uk

David Luiz was shown a straight red in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday night.

A furious David Luiz has given a clear indication on how he feels following his red card in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Wolves. The Gunners looked on course for a straightforward victory after Nicolas Pepe put them ahead midway through the first half.

But Arsenal's evening took a turn for the worse on the stroke of half time when Luiz was shown a straight red card.

Willian Jose was played through one-on-one with the Bernd Leno before Luiz was adjudged to have brought down the Wolves forward in the box.

Referee Paul Tierney pointed to the spot and instantly pulled out a red card for the Arsenal defender.

The 'triple punishment' was finished off when Ruben Neves scored from the spot to level the game at 1-1 before the break.

Arsenal star David Luiz breaks silence on 'unbelievable' red card in Wolves defeat
David Luiz was furious at his red card (Image: GETTY)

Joao Moutinho then gave Wolves the lead five minutes after the restart with a wonder strike from long range and things went from bad to worse for Arsenal when Leno got himself sent off for a bizarre handball outside his box.

Speaking after the game, Arteta made it clear that he was far from happy with the decision to send Luiz off.

"The way we lost the game really hurts, it's painful. I've just seen the replay 10 times in five different angles and I cannot see any contact [between them]," Arteta said.

"If there is any contact it's him [Willian Jose] with David. I don't know if they have a different angle to what they have or you have.

"Those big decisions are like that but it's nothing I can change at the moment. It was a big decision and if they can justify that they got it right then I will put my hands up and apologise.

"The only thing I'm saying is I'm sitting here and I cannot see any contact and it's really frustrating because it's a big moment in the game.

"I would like to see if VAR have got a different angle and have seen something I can't see. I'm watching it expecting to see something but I can't.

"Of course it changed the game. We've had to play half the game without David. We dominated the first half and could have been three or four goals up.

"It's hard enough to win football games in the league without that happening. Those big decisions are like that but it's nothing we can change at the moment."

And Luiz has now broken his silence, taking to Instagram to express his feelings.

"UNBELIEVABLE!!!!" the defender fumed on his Instagram story, along with a number of angry face emojis.



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