Shkodran Mustafi mocks VAR after his injury against Leicester City

VAR was the centre of controversy again as Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City.

The Gunners had Eddie Nketiah sent off almost immediately after he came on as a substitute for them.

He was initially given a yellow card before VAR advised the referee to have another look at the incident, and he upgraded the card to a red card.

The teenage striker will miss Arsenal’s next three domestic games now. However, Jamie Vardy had been involved in another foul play earlier and VAR didn’t recommend a card.

The Englishman came together with Shkodran Mustafi and he left his studs in the German’s face which injured him.

The referee didn’t see Vardy’s act, neither did VAR see it as a foul.

After the game, 433 made a post on Instagram with Mustafi’s wounded face and captioned it: “Football = War”

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The German slammed VAR under the post by commenting: “VAR still checking”

Mikel Arteta wasn’t happy with Nketiah’s sending off and he made that known after the game, adding that Vardy’s warranted a sending off too if Nketiah’s does.

Arteta said as quoted by Sun Sports: “With the red card decision, he doesn’t see the player and you have to know that he is a young kid.

“But if that is a red card then Leicester have to play with 10 men after 42 minutes [when the Vardy-Mustafi clash happened].

“That has to be a red card as well.”

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3 Comments

  1. DannyGooner says:

    It was Red for our boy he could of broke the playerd leg and we all know to well what our players have been through with bad tackles.

    As for Vardy that one could go either way tbh seen them given and seem them not at least we didn’t lose the game and so not lose with ten men will only strengthen our resolve

  2. Quantic Dream says:

    Donno what MA was complaining bout! N’ketiah made the type of reckless challenge you’d expect from a drunk Nigel de Jong. As for Vardy, man he should have been sent off too. Kicked out generally in Mustafi’s direction with the hope of knocking something other than the ball. Anyways..I hope this bad luck cancels out before the league ends.

  3. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    I hope the rules allow them to get to ban Vardy for 3 games. That would be nice to me.

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