The gunners were beaten Manchester United 3-1 in the lunch start at the Emirates Stadium, but in the final stages things escalated when Fernandez rushed to Nuno Tavares. In slow motion, Fernandes showed spikes on the ankle of the Arsenal defender, but he received a yellow card for the collision.
The VAR checked for a serious foul, but stayed with referee Craig Pawson’s initial decision. Despite an important victory in their quest for the top four, Arsenal fans remained furious and argued that the challenge was worth the red card.
One frustrated Gunners fan went on Twitter and said, “If it was Jack, we all know how it would have ended!” Another commented, “It’s red. How simple. Why do you need VAR?”
Meanwhile, another wrote: “Very lucky. Bright red. Another proof that the referee is an Arsenal fan that allows him to stay on the field. He was so bad that United would be better against 10.” Another called it “outrageous red”.
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While Arsenal fans have expressed their frustration on social media, those who were at the Emirates Stadium have pledged to let Fernandez know what they think of the challenge. Football writer Miguel Delaney, who was present, wrote on Twitter: “Fernandez whistled home fans.”
The Gunners started as best they could when careless permissions of Raphael Varane and Alex Telles saw the ball fall on winger Bucaio Saku, who spun his effort towards the goal. David De Gea reached the ball to the ball, but only managed to parry it on the road to Nuno Tavares, who scored a goal in minutes.
Then a penalty Bukayo Saka doubled Arsenal’s advantage earlier Cristiano Ronaldo distracted one for United. But a late shot by Granit Jackie secured Michel Arteta’s team all three points, ahead of Tottenham in fourth place.