Mikel Arteta cut a frustrated figure after this evening’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves.
He saw his side play extremely well in the first half, but in the third minutes of two minutes of added time, referee Craig Pawson sent off David Luiz and awarded the home side a penalty from which they equalised.
It was a decision which baffled the Arsenal boss, who felt if there was contact, it was by the Wolves player on Luiz.
“If there’s any contact it’s him with David,” said Arteta.
“I don’t know if they have a different angle what they have or you have. That’s where the disappointment is coming from.
“It’s hard enough to win football games in the league and those big decisions are like that but it’s nothing we can change at the moment.
“I’m sure that they made the decision based on something they’ve seen but unfortunately I’m sitting here expecting to see something, but I’ve not seen anything.”
At a key moment it completely changed the momentum of the fixture, something the manager was quizzed about afterwards.
“Of course it changed the game,” he said.
“You play with ten men for 45 minutes without your central defender against this opposition of course it changes the game.
“We were really animated at half time because we really wanted to win the game, the boys were so convinced to have a real go and we didn’t concede any chances but Moutinho scored a worldie, it’s 2-1, then Bernd comes out and hits the ball with his hands it’s a clear red card.
“We’re down to nine players and it’s almost impossible to win the game.”
As for an appeal ahead of the trip to Aston Villa at the weekend, it sounds as if they’ll give it serious consideration.
“Well I’m standing here I would say yes let’s go straight away,” he said, “but we have to speak with legal at the club and decide what the best thing is to do.”