Marcelo Bielsa glad Alexandre Lacazette wasn’t sent off for kicking out at Leeds United player

first_img Comment Reiss Nelson scored shortly after half-time to put Arsenal into the next round (Picture: Getty)‘He [Arteta] shouted a lot, he was not happy because we knew they were going to play like this and we didn’t respect what he said,’ explained the French striker.‘In the second half it was a lot better and thank you Reiss for the goal.’MORE: Mikel Arteta thrilled as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reaffirms commitment to ArsenalMORE: Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette reveals Mikel Arteta unleashed hairdryer treatment at half-time against LeedsMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jan 2020 9:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link306Shares Advertisement The Arsenal striker was a little lucky to escape a red card on Monday night (Picture: Getty)Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has played down Alexandre Lacazette’s kick out at Gaetano Berardi in Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round victory on Monday night.VAR was called into action in the 75th minute when Lacazette clipped the heels of Berardi after a coming together off the ball, but it was determined that the action did not constitute violent conduct or a red card.Tottenham star Heung-min Song was sent off for a similar offence against Chelsea in the Premier League, but Bielsa said he was happy to accept the decision of the VAR.A tad bit naughty from Alexandre Lacazette here…😬#EmiratesFACup— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 6, 2020center_img Marcelo Bielsa glad Alexandre Lacazette wasn’t sent off for kicking out at Leeds United player ADVERTISEMENTAsked about whether Lacazette should have seen red, Bielsa said at his post-match press conference: ‘If he did that, and he did not take a red card, it’s better.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If they had been unfair with our player, maybe it would be a pity for us. But you never wish a red card for the opponent when things like this happen.‘It’s better to play 11 versus 11, I don’t like to claim things. But I say that because I didn’t realise this happened. I think the better thing to believe is that nothing happened because the VAR confirmed that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLeeds were well on top in the first half of Monday’s clash but Arsenal improved after the half-time break, with Reiss Nelson scoring the goal that booked their passage into the next round.Lacazette admitted afterwards that new head coach Mikel Arteta was not happy in the dressing room at the break and had let the players know about it. Advertisementlast_img

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