Mikel Arteta admitted “I don’t understand the rules” as he discussed Eddie Nketiah’s red card in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City.
The Gunners went down to 10-men in the second half after Nketiah saw red for a foul on James Justin just four minutes after coming off the bench.
Nketiah was initially shown a yellow card before a VAR check saw Chris Kavanagh overturn his original decision to give the young forward his marching orders.
After the match, a frustrated Arteta told Sky Sports: “With the red card decision, he doesn’t see the player, you have to know that he is a young kid, it can be a red card.
“But then Leicester needs to play with 10 men after 42 minutes [Jamie Vardy’s foul on Shokdran Mustafi].
“I don’t understand the rules, since I have been in this country I have never seen a referee check any of the images. It’s the rules, I can do nothing now.”
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers also spoke out about the sending off after the match, and praised Kavanagh for getting the decision right.
He said: “It was a red card. I don’t think the kid meant it, he was stretching for it but the studs were up. I think they made the right decision.
“Kasper made some great saves in the first half. He is up there with the top keepers at this level. I think this is a really, really important point for us to keep the momentum going. I am delighted with it.”
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