Darren Bent admits Havertz was lucky to remain on the pitch

As tension ran high during Arsenal’s match against FC Porto last night, one act from Kai Havertz could have resulted in his dismissal.

The attacker played a key role in Arsenal’s penalty victory, but he could easily have been sent off.

Havertz was caught on camera deliberately pushing the FC Porto manager as the ball went out of play.

The referee saw him, but he somehow only spoke to the Arsenal star, probably warning him.

The official was in fine form last night and allowed the game to flow despite attempts by both clubs to slow down the fixture.

However, Havertz’s shove on Sergio Conceicao was blatant and could have led to his dismissal with no argument.

Darren Bent was surprised that the German stayed on and admits he was lucky not to have been sent off.

He said, as quoted by The Sun:

“Little bit naughty from Havertz, he’s a little bit lucky there.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Havertz was lucky to have remained on the pitch after that incident, and the referee deserves credit for letting the game flow and not allowing emotions to cloud his decision making.

Havertz has been such an important player for us recently, and we hope his form remains this good until the end of the season.

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  1. Collins was also lucky to stay on the pitch as he should have received his second yellow and his marching orders following yellow card simulation hand gestures to the ref. Which according to the rule book is an automatic yellow.
    So evens Stevens really mister bent. Well not really because not only should Brentford have been down to 10 men, but Trossard should have been awarded a penalty according to ex ref Dermot on sky sports. Brentford was very very fortunate, so take the blinkers off Darren Bent.

    1. In what way does this impact on the subject in the article? Why do you continuously go off topic?

  2. Now that Havertz has regained his form it seems that pundits no longer have anything to us to attack his now they have switched to him wanting to be given a red card each an every game he plays the latest being the Porto game the other one was Brentford.

  3. Paul Tierney the VAR official is a known anti Arsenal ref, that’s why we did not get the penalty decision against Brentford. Lucky for us he was powerless in the Havertz decision as I am sure he would have loved to send us down to 10 men. Ha ha ha, better luck next time, Mr Tierney.(Aka Arsenal Hater).

  4. Conceicao should never have been out of his technical area and in a position to obstruct a player of either team. He was fortunate not to receive a warning himself.

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