Steve Sidwell’s red card

Steve Sidwell’s return from purgatory lasted 12 minutes. Back in the lineup after a three game suspension, Sidwell was sent off for this tackle on Mikel Arteta. He was late and came over the top with his studs up. Andre Marriner made the right decision.

Hilariously, Fulham has been the better team after going down one man. And yet it is Arsenal with the lead at halftime thanks to some lackluster set piece defending from the cottagers.

Gif via @FeintZebra

Comments (3)

  1. Ugly performance from the Gunners, but we did enough. Giroud’s suspension will be interesting. If Walcott wants to play centrally, this is a good chance to stake his claim.

    • Want to see what Poldi can do centrally, but you’re right TG. Now is the time for Theo. Though I think they’ll review the Giroud red.

      • Hope so. It didn’t look like a red card. He touched the ball meekly, rolled over it and caught the Fulham player. I think the ref felt guilty about the Sidwell red.

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