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David Luiz’s red card ‘insanely harsh’ against Wolves

On Tuesday, Arsenal had full charge of Wolves at Molineux until David Luiz found himself once again on the books for red card.

Thanks to the solo effort of Nicolas Pepe, the Gunners were ahead by a point, but the match was flipped deep into first-half stoppage time on its back.

Behind the Gunners defence, Willian Jose was played in and Luiz followed close behind as the Wolves striker got ready to shoot.

As he sprinted for goal, the Brazilian defender managed to clip Jose, sending Real Sociedad’s new signing to the turf.

Craig Pawson was swift to award a penalty punishment for Wolves and give a straight red card to Luiz, and all rulings were upheld after a VAR review.

The resulting spot-kick was converted by Ruben Neves and the match will head to half-time tied at 1-1.

With Joao Moutinho giving Wolves the lead on 49 minutes with a spectacular shot from a distance, things will get much worse for the Gunners in the second half.

By getting out of his box and handling the ball, Bernd Leno then made a massive mistake, causing Pawson to produce the second red card of the evening and limiting Arsenal to nine players.

The Gunners lost 2-1 on the hand of Nuno Espirito Santo, who won the Premier League match for the first time since December 15.

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