Arsenal should have been down to 10 men from the fifth minute and I’m amazed VAR Andre Marriner did not recommend to referee Lee Mason that David Luiz is shown red.
At the very least, Mason should have been advised to consult his pitch-side monitor.
Two weeks ago, everyone accepted Andreas Christensen deserved red for pulling back Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, even though Chelsea’s goalkeeper was close to the situation.
David Luiz was lucky to escape a red card after a pull on Sheffield United’s Oliver Burke
The Brazilian tugged the forward back in the fifth minute of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over the Blades
Here, Oliver Burke looks to escape David Luiz, who is the last man and tugs on his shirt.
Arsenal’s goalkeeper comes out to clear but Burke would have got to the ball had he not been held back.
With no covering defenders, Luiz should have gone. Later in the game, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was caught in a challenge by Sander Berge.
Yellow was the right call. Berge’s point of contact was on Aubameyang’s foot, but there was no malice in his attempt to win the ball.
Luiz stayed on and helped keep Sheffield United at bay at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon
Lee Mason shows a yellow card to Sander Berge after a foul on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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