Arsenal boss Wenger won't appeal Arteta red card

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he's unlikely to appeal the dismissal of Mikel Arteta in victory over Crystal Palace.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he's unlikely to appeal the dismissal of Mikel Arteta in victory over Crystal Palace.

The Spanish midfielder slotted home from the spot at the start of the second half when Serge Gnabry had been upended by Adlene Guedioura.

However, Arteta was then shown a straight red card for what referee Chris Foy deemed denying a clear goalscoring opportunity when he bundled over former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh some 35 yards out.

"We have a good ground to appeal. If he is only suspended for one game, I won't do it because he is suspended for Tuesday night (against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup) and anyway I would not have played him, but it was more today's game that was at stake that you worry about," said Wenger.

 
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