Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams Calum Chambers sending off

The England international saw red for two bookable offences.

Arsenal looked, very briefly at least, like they were going to pull back a 3-0 deficit against Stoke City yesterday. Goals from Peter Crouch, Bojan and Jon Walters did the trick for Stoke in the first-half, punishing a poor Arsenal defensive performance in the first half.

Goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey had Arsenal back in the game but as soon Calum Chambers received his marching orders the game was over.

To be fair to Chambers, both yellow cards he received were soft. But his penchant for grabbing his opponent came back to haunt him on this occasion when he was sent for an early bath.

But his manager Arsene Wenger was not impressed. The Arsenal boss told the press after the game that the red-card on Chambers should never have happened:

"It was a bad decision. If Chambers has to go off today, I can watch with you the game and I’ll find you five more players who should go.

"I don’t know [if he was made an example of]. I don’t want to comment too much on the referee’s decision. Watch the game again and watch what happened on the pitch. I don’t think that Chambers deserved to be sent off if compared to some other people who put arms and elbows in faces."

Wenger may not believe it was a red and yes, it may have been a harsh decision. However, Chambers has been asking for this all season with his style of play. If he does not adapt then this will be one of many red cards in his Arsenal career.

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