Arsenal consider appealing Elneny red card

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 09/04/2018

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted that the Gunners may appeal Mohammed Elneny's red card.

Arsenal secured a 3-2 win over the Saints but there was late drama involving Jack Stephens, Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny but it unclear why the Egyptian was sent off. A minor scuffle in the final few minutes of the game between Jack Stephens and Jack Wilshere grabbed the headlines on Sunday.

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While Stephens probably deserved his red, the entire football fraternity have been left a little confused over why Mohamed Elneny was sent off and Wenger says the club will make a decision after reviewing the match video.

"I haven’t seen what happened with Jack, honestly. Elneny, I was a bit surprised that he was sent off, because he’s a fair player, he’s not an aggressive player.

"Has he touched the player in his face or not? I don’t know if he’s done it. I think it was accidental.

"I have to see it again. I haven’t seen it well enough to tell you. If possible, we’ll look at it tomorrow and see if we have grounds for an appeal or not. I don’t know yet."

Elneny and Arsenal travel to Ahmed Musa's CSKA Moscow on Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final.