Arsenal have received three times more Premier League red cards than any other team since Mikel Arteta took over

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David Luiz was sent off at Molineux just before half-time (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal’s two red cards against Wolves in the Premier League on Tuesday night took their tally to an incredible nine since Mikel Arteta was appointed in December 2019.

David Luiz was dismissed just before half-time at Molineux as he tripped Willian Jose when he was through on goal.

While that may have been deemed unlucky, with the Brazilian seemingly catching the striker accidentally, there was nothing unfortunate about Bernd Leno being sent off in the second half.

The German goalkeeper rushed out of his penalty box and punched the ball out of play under little pressure, rightfully being dismissed as a result.

Arsenal would go on to lose the match 2-1, having led and looked comfortable in the first half before a dramatic meltdown.

Leno’s red card was the ninth in the Premier League under Arteta, which is three times as many as any other side in the same period of time.

Norwich, Fulham, Everton, Brighton, West Brom, Leicester, Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United have all been shown three red cards since Arteta was appointed on 20 December 2019.

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Bernd Leno was shown a red card for a crazy decision in the second half (Picture: Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel have all been given their marching orders so far this season for the Gunners, with Luiz and Leno adding their names to that list.

David Luiz has had an eventful time since arriving at Arsenal from Chelsea in August 2019, receicing more red cards and conceding more penalties than any other player in that time.

The Brazilian defender was sent off for the Gunners for the third time on Tuesday night and it was the sixth penalty he has given away.

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