‘It’s definitely a red card’ – Pandit believes Palace midfielder should have been sent off at Arsenal – South London News
Darren Bent has claimed that Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur should be sent off for his kick against Bukayo Saka in the 2-2 draw at Arsenal last night.
The Scottish midfielder was only cautioned for his foul on the England international, who needed a longer treatment and then had to be substituted at half time.
McArthur’s thoroughbred kick hit Saka in the back of his right calf, knocking the young winger into the air.
Former Charlton striker Bent told talkSPORT: “I’ve heard some people say, ‘Yes, he’s got his eye on the ball – he’s trying to clear it’ – but it’s absolutely nowhere near the ball.
“First, he volleyed the wrong leg. He volleyed his main leg. For me this is definitely a red card. It’s a red card in itself. “