GABRIEL MARTINELLI’S quick-fire pink card at Wolves was harsh.
The Arsenal ahead was initially yellow carded for pushing Daniel Podence as he was taking a throw-in.
Then 5 seconds later Martinelli fouled Wolves winger Chiquinho.
Referee Michael Oliver was appropriate in legislation to issue two cautions at the same time for two fouls however I consider he ought to have used widespread sense.
If Oliver needed to warning Martinelli for the primary offence he ought to have stopped the sport there after which.
It’s very uncommon to see an incident like this however Oliver went in search of hassle and located it.
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta mentioned: “I’ve by no means seen something prefer it.
“I’ve by no means seen that in my profession. The foundations can say it’s attainable, however you [the ref] need to be very keen to do it.
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“We put ourselves in hassle with the pink card and we needed to dig in.
“We’ve got to play with 11 gamers for the final 16 video games, to win video games within the Premier League is difficult sufficient, to win them with 10 may be very unlikely.”
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/soccer/8348195/gabriel-martinelli-unlucky-ref-common-sense/ Gabriel Martinelli was unfortunate to be despatched off at Wolves and ref Michael Oliver ought to’ve proven widespread sense