Mikel Arteta has hit out at the red card shown to him by referee Chris Foy yesterday.
The dismissal left Arsenal down to 10 men for the last half an hour of the game, but Arteta says that not only was the decision harsh, but it was Marouane Chamakh who did the kicking.
“Chamakh kicks my fight foot, I have seen it on television,” he told Arsenal Player. “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.
“When we scored the first we were on top of the game, that decision changed the game and we were in trouble. But thankfully we held the result, we scored a second and we won the game.”
The Spaniard will now miss the midweek game against Chelsea but is available for the visit of the Mugsmashers next weekend.