Arsenal submit appeal against David Luiz’s red card in Wolves defeat

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David Luiz was sent off against Wolves (Credits: EPA)

Arsenal have submitted an appeal to the Premier League over David Luiz’s suspension for a red card received in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday.

The Brazilian was sent off on the stroke of half-time after Craig Pawson gave a penalty for a challenge on Willian Jose.

Contact appeared to be minimal but as Luiz was deemed not to have made a challenge for the ball, the referee saw fit to give him a straight red card.

The dismissal means Luiz would miss Saturday’s game against Aston Villa but Arsenal have submitted an appeal in the hope that the decision will be reversed.

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Luiz was shown a straight red card (Credits: PA)

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