Ex-Arsenal midfielder pokes fun at referee blunder

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong couldn’t resist mocking referee Andre Marriner following his decision to send off the wrong player on Saturday, offering a warning for Newcastle this weekend.

The Gunners were defeated 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea on Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of the North Londoners in what was ultimately a day to forget for the French boss.

However, the coach might remember his former protégé Emmanuel Frimpong who moved to Barnsley this year after 13 years at Arsenal as a young prospect.

The 22-year-old leaped to the defence of Arsenal over the controversial incident on Saturday which saw referee Andre Marriner send of fullback Kieran Gibbs mistaking him with teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Frimpong took to social media website Instagram appearing to warn Newcastle United fans ahead of the Magpies trip to Southampton this weekend where Marriner will be taking charge of the game.

Frimpong is clearly suggesting there may have been a racial element to the case of mistaken identity this weekend, which is not something that has been suggested officially by Arsenal or by the Football Association.

Marriner explained after the game on Saturday that he was 'devastated' by the mistake and the FA have decided to clear both Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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