THOMAS PARTEY being sent off in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final loss to Liverpool is the third red card for the Gunners this year – compared to just ONE goal conceded.
Partey received a second yellow card just three minutes after his first, like Diogo Jota brace ends Arsenal’s pursuit of silverware for the 2021-22 season.
That means Arsenal have now received three times as many red cards as they have scored in 2022.
Statistics that leave Gunners fans in awe, with Bukayo Saka’s goal in the match against Manchester City On New Year’s Day is the only time Mikel Arteta’s team has found the back of the net this year.
On the contrary, they’ve seen red three times already.
Gabriel was sent off for two bookable offenses in that match, before that Granit Xhaka’s crazy moment at Anfield last week.
The Swiss midfielder had to receive a direct red card after a reckless cross on the waist with Jota.
And tonight’s dismissal of Partey marks an undisciplined start to 2022 for Arteta and Co.
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Partey just returned to the UK from his Africa Cup of Nations duty earlier in the day, suffered an early exit at the hands of the Comoros minions.
He was brought on as a substitute in the 74th minute, but didn’t last long when a dashing challenge for Fabinho saw him receive a second card.
The Gunners have now failed to score in their last three games – two Carabao Cup clashes with Liverpool, and no teeth FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.
And Partey’s firing tonight comes on Arsenal’s red card numbers under Arteta to a huge number FOURTEEN.
This is six more goals than any other team in the Premier League, in all competitions, since the Spaniard took over in December 2019.
Gabriel’s departure on January 1 also helped Arsenal set an unwanted record of First team in Premier League to receive 100 red cards Prem.
When Arteta took over in December 2019, the Gunners had amassed 89 red cards, with Everton in the lead with 95.
But in just over two years, Arsenal had taken the lead over the Toffees to reach their unwanted century, with Everton back to 99th.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8240199/arsenal-red-cards-goals-2022-carabao-cup-liverpool/ Arsenal have THREE more red cards than goals in 2022 as January horror continues with Carabao Cup KO vs Liverpool