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Was It A Red? Watch Per Mertesacker Get Sent Off During Arsenal vs Chelsea

Per Mertasacker has just been sent off for Arsenal in their clash with Chelsea at the Emirates. 

Having been reduced to nine men during their match at Stamford Bridge earlier this year, Arsenal aren’t getting on much better at the Emirates today.

Less than twenty minutes into the London derby this afternoon, Willian sent Spanish striker Diego Costa in on goal with a wonderful through ball. Mertesacker lamely lunged in with a late sliding tackle and the German was off.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  Referee Mark Clattenburg shows a red card to Per Mertesacker of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Referee Mark Clattenburg shows a red card to Per Mertesacker of Arsenal

Although Costa made an absolute meal of the incident, the German was deemed to be last man and it seemed to be the right call. It was an inch perfect pass from Willian that Costa had taken in his stride before Mertesacker brought him down.

Check out the incident and make your own mind up below;

To make matters worse for the Gunners, Diego Costa wasn’t long rubbing salt in the wounds just minutes after the red card;

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.