Tierney out of Arsenal's game with Wolves, Aubameyang back in training

Tanya Simon
February 3, 2021

Replays seemed to suggest that there was little to no contact between the players but VAR failed to overturn the decision and Arsenal were reduced to 10 men, only to be limited to nine half an hour later when goalkeeper Bernd Leno saw red for palming the ball outside the box.

The Londoners should have led by more than Nicolas Pepe's 32nd minute goal but the game turned seconds before halftime as Arsenal defender David Luiz was sent off for bringing down Willian Jose and Ruben Neves converted the penalty.

David Luiz keeps his place after an excellent display during Arsenal's draw with Man Utd while Rob Holding also starts once again so Gabriel has to settle for a place on the bench.

For Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo there was new hope after a bad spell.

"I would say yes, let's go straight away, but we have to speak and make the decision (about) what's the best thing to do", said Arteta, with Arsenal 10th and four points adrift of the top five. Referee Craig Pawson showed no hesitation and pointed to the penalty spot.

"I don't want to think that [it was a decision based on Luiz's reputation]". I looked at seven different angles and I can not see any contact there.

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"Of course it changed the game". All I am saying is that I'm sitting here and I can not see any contact and that's really, really frustrating because it's a big moment.

"They haven't been able to train yet with us, so I think it will be really hard for them", Arteta said of Tierney and Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal have confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss Tuesday's Premier League game with Wolves, but the Gunners have been boosted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returning to training.

Similarly the midfield should remain unchanged from the Manchester United game with Partey and Xhaka starting in a double pivot.

Dublin said: "They have got it right, the rules say it was a penalty and a red card, the law says there was contact and Willian Jose was about to score a goal".

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