MIKEL ARTETA was once left seething as Eddie Nketiah noticed purple whilst Jamie Vardy escaped with out punishment.
Arsenal boss Arteta put Nketiah on all the way through the second one 1/2 of the conflict in opposition to Leicester along with his aspect main 1-0.
However simply 4 mins after approaching, the younger striker was once despatched off after mistiming his problem on James Justin.
Arteta, even though, believes Vardy must have long gone for an early tub.
The Foxes No9 tussled with Shkodran Mustafi at the stroke of half-time, with each gamers falling to the bottom.
As they did, Vardy’s flailing boot stuck the German within the face, slicing his face.
Arteta fumed: “The purple card, he [Eddie] can’t see the participant and did not wish to harm any one. You need to perceive he’s a tender child.
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“It may be a purple card however Leicester must play for ten males after 42 mins. For one problem between the 40 and 45 mins.
“If we assessment incidents of that kind we assessment all of them. It must be one thing equivalent for everyone as it adjustments the sport for everyone.
“If Eddie is a purple card needless to say the opposite is a purple card.”
The Vardy incident appeared to pass overlooked on the time sooner than Arteta addressed it in his interview.
Upon reviewing it afterwards, even though, Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Redknapp had sympathy for the Gunners boss.
He mentioned: “That is one the place handiest Jamie Vardy can let us know if he supposed to do him or no longer, as a result of he slips after which they pass in for a problem and his proper foot is going into [Mustafi’s] eye and it seems to be in reality nasty.
“I’d love to suppose he wouldn’t imply that, however I will see what Mikel Arteta is pronouncing as it seems to be in reality bad and he’s stuck him in his face along with his studs.”
Leicester gaffer Brendan Rodgers was once in for sure Nketiah was once proper to be despatched off, with referee Chris Kavanagh overturning his authentic resolution to offer a yellow card after consulting the pitch-side track.
Rodgers mentioned: “He was once simply stretching however it ended up being a horrific problem. It deserved a purple card.
“It was once in no way intentional however it was once bad at the stretch. To head in studs up, you notice the touch at the knee, the referee made the best resolution.
“I have not noticed it [the Vardy incident] to be truthful and I did not even consider having a look at it afterwards.”
And Arteta’s temper was once worsened when Vardy stayed onside to stab house on the again host to equalise and rescue some extent for the Foxes.
The outcome leaves Arsenal in 7th as they overlooked out at the likelihood to leapfrog Wolves whilst Chelsea moved forward of Leicester into 3rd.
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