LIVID Arsenal fans think Southampton came off the field lightly after a terrifying dive from Stuart Armstrong.
They moaned their man Granit Xhaka ‘definitely’ will see red for the same challenge.
Armstrong was lucky to stay on the pitch after his challenge with Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte in Saturday’s 1-1 draw.
The Saints midfielder escaped the goal with only a yellow shirt despite VAR reviewing his shock.
The Swiss enforcement agency then not available for tracking which caused his faction to be disqualified from the competition.
And Arsenal fans went wild at what they saw as double standards from officials when their star joined.
User EricSulman5 wrote on Twitter: “How did Stuart Armstrong not get sent off? Efficiency in Prem is too inconsistent. There is no doubt if it was Xhaka he would have been sent off. Miss the ball and catch the player. ”
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Benito_lowe98 wrote: “If Xhaka is Armstrong’s handler, that’s a red!”
George Oakley wrote: “Xhaka was sent off against Armstrong and that doesn’t mean it was a show against Xhaka because it was a red card. Other players will only get the same balls due to reputation. “
And EshanAryaNBA added: “If Xhaka takes on the challenge Armstrong just did, he will get a three-match ban.”
Arsenal meet Burnley on Sunday with the boss Mikel Arteta Faces Midfield Crisis.
Both Xhaka and Thomas Partey were ruled out due to suspension, with Albert Sambi Lokonga likely to be the sole keeper in midfield.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4519870/bitter-arsenal-fans-xhaka-armstong-southampton-man-city/ ‘Red for Xhaka’ – Bitter Arsenal fans rage as Armstong avoids field after a terrifying lunge in Southampton vs City