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Nobody understands why Mohamed Elneny was sent off in the dying moments of Arsenal’s win over Southampton

Arsenal secured a 3-2 win over the Saints but there was late drama involving Jack Stephens, Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny

It was a nail-biter, but in the end Arsenal pulled off a useful win over Southampton to keep the pressure on fifth-placed Chelsea.

But for the sorry Saints, it means they’re looking more and more likely to go down this season.

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Two goals from Danny Welbeck helped the Gunners to a 3-2 win, after Shane Long grabbed a surprise opener.

But there was a minor scuffle in the final few minutes of the game between Jack Stephens and Jack Wilshere that will surely grab the headlines this evening.

And while we think Stephens probably deserved his red, we’re a little confused over why Mohamed Elneny was sent off.

Let’s have a look, shall we?


Having scuffled for the ball, Wilshere and Stephens can be seen pulling at each other, which causes the Saints man to hit out at the Arsenal midfielder.

The referee blows his whistle and Sead Kolasinac shoves Stephens, who’s seemingly trying to walk away from the incident.


By this point, a bunch of Arsenal and Southampton players get involved – including Elneny, who can be seen chatting with the referee.


The referee then shows Stephens a red card and Elneny can be seen applauding the decision. He shows Wilshere a yellow card and it all seems to be resolved, sort of.


But this is where it gets a bit hazy. As Southampton look to take the resulting free-kick, Elneny appears to push one of the Saints players placing the ball onto the field.

He clearly raises his arms, but is that why he was sent off?



We’re all a little confused, but the Premier League’s official Twitter account confirms it was Elneny’s raised hands that resulted in the red card.

It seemed a little weak to me, and I’m glad to see the good people of Twitter think the same.

What do you think?

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