Let’s see how they win the league, whether VAR cheated or not, because they won’t have a tongue to celebrate now: Roy Hodgson is the manager of Crystal Palace. Send Arteta a strong note warning him to change his playing style. Otherwise, Crystal Palace will finish the season ahead of Arsenal.
Arsenal’s legendary striker blasts the match official for an obvious intentional error that caused the Gunners to lose all three points and the league early.
Alan Smith, a former Arsenal forward, called Takehiro Tomiyasu’s red card against Crystal Palace “really harsh.”
During Arsenal’s match against Crystal Palace, the Japan international was sent off for two bookable offences, the first for time wasting – holding the ball for only eight seconds.
This comes after Martin Odegaard put his side ahead after Eddie Nketiah won a penalty, being brought down after rounding Sam Johnstone.
The sending off comes after the Premier League introduced new standards to crack down on time wasting.
Kai Havertz held the ball for several seconds before passing it onto Tomiyasu to take a throw in for the Gunners.
Taking just eight seconds to throw the ball into play, the referee booked the Arsenal defender as he was deemed to be time wasting.
His second yellow came after he tripped a Crystal Palace player, with Arsenal reduced to ten-men.
This saw Gabriel introduced from the bench as Arsenal held a narrow lead over their London rivals to clinch a hard fought 1 nil victory at the end of the day.
Speaking on Sky Sports during the clash, Smith said: ‘I’m not wearing my Arsenal colours here but to get sent off for that, I know it’s his second yellow, it just seems really harsh.
‘A tug of the shirt I can understand but there wasn’t much there at all’.