Hector Bellerin was furious with referee Craig Pawson (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin couldn’t resist a sly dig at referee Craig Pawson after the Gunners’ unbeaten run was ended by Wolves on Tuesday night.
The Gunners dominated the first half at Molineux and took a deserved lead through a fine effort from Nicolas Pepe.
Mikel Arteta’s side had several chances to double their advantage but their night collapsed just seconds before the half-time whistle when David Luiz was sent off for bringing down Willian Jose, even though replays showed there was minimal contact.
Ruben Neves converted the resulting penalty and Wolves took the lead shortly after the break via a stunning strike from Joao Moutinho from long-range.
Arsenal’s night went from bad to worse when Bernd Leno was sent off 15 minutes from time for handling outside the area and Wolves saw out the victory against a nine-man Gunners side.
While Leno’s was widely accepted as a sending off, Arteta was furious about Luiz’s red card and says he’s watched numerous replays and cannot see any contact.
And it’s clear what Bellerin thought of the officiating…