Arsenal midfielder Arteta frustrated by red card

Mikel Arteta was frustrated with his dismissal during Arsenal's win at Crystal Palace.

Mikel Arteta was frustrated with his dismissal during Arsenal's win at Crystal Palace.

Referee Chris Foy brandished a red card after he had clashed with former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh some 35 yards out, the pair falling in a heap following what looked like a 50/50 challenge.

Arteta told Arsenal Player: "It was a very harsh decision to send me off. Chamakh kicks my fight foot. I have seen it on television. It is 40 yards away from goal too.

"It is true that I tried to block him with my hand but then he came with his left foot into my right calf and then we were both on the floor. It was never a tackle from me."

 
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