Arsenal fans want Jamie Vardy banned retrospectively

Jamie Vardy caught Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi on the cheek with the heel of his boot and Arsenal fans want the Leicester City forward banned.

The 33-year-old scored his 100th Premier League goal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday and took his tally at the top of this season’s goalscoring charts to 22, two ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Yet, the Leicester City legend isn’t making the news this morning for his incredible achievement but is rather being labelled as a cheater by Arsenal fans, who are fed up with refereeing inconsistencies.

Promising youngster Eddie Nketiah was red-carded for his dangerous challenge on James Justin a mere four minutes after he was introduced in place of French forward Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah sees red for studs-up challenge ...
The young striker was rash in his challenge on Justin and was shown the red card. All rights reserved by the Daily Mail.

Arsenal fans dropped two points on Tuesday evening and wasted the golden opportunity to go above Wolves in the table and within three points of Manchester United, who have a game in hand on the North Londoners.

After replays of Vardy’s challenge on Mustafi appeared after the game, Arsenal fans realised how poor the Englishman’s foul really was and are now appealing for the FA to take retrospective action.

Here are a few fans venting their frustration on Twitter.

The more you look at the above replay, the more Vardy’s leg movement seems unnatural and intentional.

The 33-year-old falls toward the ground and has a glance to see where Mustafi is and then seems to aim his boot at his chin.

Based purely on that clip, it seems likely Vardy will be hit with a ban but given the state of refereeing in England, it wouldn’t come as a major surprise if the forward somehow escaped any retribution.

Michael Mongiehttps://www.arsenalcentral.co.uk
Football Central Media Group Founder, Owner and Editor.
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