Should Arsenal have been done to ten men for the fourth time in six games at Goodison Park this evening?
Arsenal have been struggling throughout the campaign so far, but perhaps the worst performances have come since the win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Mikel Arteta has found no way to halt the slump, with his team’s lack of discipline forcing him to manage with his hands tied behind his back.
The Gunners have had three players sent off in their last five league games. When you’re struggling to finish the game with eleven men on the field of play, it’s no surprise that Arsenal have struggled to pick up points this year.
Arsenal, who headed into the half-time break 2-1 down, were fortunate to be doing so without a man sent off, with Dani Ceballos having planted his studs onto Yerry Mina’s leg, before getting flung over onto the turf by the centre-back.
Dani Ceballos, everyone pic.twitter.com/3lkEARR8Pn
— Donnie Kwak (@KwakaFlocka) December 19, 2020
If that’s not a red card offence, it’s difficult to imagine what is, but Mina did score to put the Toffees ahead just a matter of minutes after this incident, so he had the last laugh..