Arsenal is currently running riot at the Emirates Stadium against rivals Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday afternoon’s North London Derby.
Having opened the game’s scoring just before the 13-minute mark, thanks to an Emile Smith Rowe strike, the Gunners have recently doubled and then trebled their lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka.
However, just moments before his side’s second, midfielder Granit Xhaka was spotted lunging into a tackle on Spurs attacker Lucas Moura.
Despite blowing for a foul, referee Craig Pawson failed to produce a card, of any colour.
Check out the footage below, courtesy of Sky Sports.
In light of Xhaka’s seemingly reckless tackle, rival fans on social media appear split over whether or not the Switzerland international was lucky to escape without a card.
Xhaka trying his best to hospitalise Lucas Moura. Gotta respect the hussle tbh.#ARSTOT
— Noel Mc Govern ?? (@noelmickedy) September 26, 2021
moura hurt. xhaka better relax or he won’t finish the match once again. luck not to be booked
— On Her Majesty’s Public Service: Road 2 Qatar Nico (@road2qatar_n) September 26, 2021
What an interception from Xhaka to stop Moura
— GoonerCat (@cat_gooner) September 26, 2021
Xhaka on Lucas Moura very much giving red card vibes
— YOMA? (@yomao_8) September 26, 2021