In the 72nd minute of the Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Wolves, Bernd Leno ensured that the Gunners would not come away from the night with a questionable red card with a foolish move.
With David Luiz harshly sent off on the brink of halftime, Leno went one better to leave the Gunners down to nine men.
A ball was played over the top, unleashing the deadly pace of Adama Traore, there appeared to be a miscommunication of sorts as Leno rushed out, whilst Cedric drifted away to receive a short clearance.
Leno woefully failed with his attempt to clear the danger with his knee as the ball struck the German’s hand outside the box, a straight red card was rightfully brandished.
It’s unclear what Arsenal’s No.1 was actually trying to do, channel his inner UFC competitor by batting the ball away with a flying knee or if he misjudged the flight and wanted to try a header.
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Things go from bad to worse for Arsenal…
A moment of madness from Bernd Leno sees the Gunners reduced to nine men ? pic.twitter.com/lz1rKRaFQ8
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Mikel Arteta needs to rip up whatever script he currently utilises in regards to the side’s discipline, the Gunners are leaving themselves stuck in matches with their reckless decisions.