Aubameyang sees red as Crystal Palace hold Arsenal

Arsenal had goalscorer and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent off by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Arsenal took a 12th-minute lead when Aubameyang finished off a fine 18-pass move with his 16th goal of the season in all competitions.

However, the home team hit back nine minutes after half-time through Jordan Ayew’s deflected effort, before Arsenal were reduced to ten men when the VAR intervened to send off Aubameyang for a dangerous tackle midway through the second half.

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In a frantic finale, ten-man Arsenal hit the post while Palace had a shot cleared off the line.

After the match, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, who will now be without his captain for three games, apologised for Aubameyang’s tackle.

The home side have struggled for goals all season long, which makes Ayew’s fifth strike of the campaign all the more vital.

However, while Ayew’s equaliser may have had a large slice of luck about it, it was the least the forward deserved after yet another tireless display in attack for Palace.


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