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Nicholas Pepe was dismissed after 51 minutes for a headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski but Arsenal held on for a draw; Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha struck the woodwork for Leeds United in Premier League clash at Elland Roadwww.skysports.com
Asked whether Pepe should apologise, Arteta said: "That depends on the player. It is unacceptable. I will deal with the player.
"On those moments, you can use the excuse that someone has thrown the game away, or you can react and show resilience, ambition and character and belief that you can still win the football match, and that's what the team did tonight.
"They suffer together, and they hope and they have belief that in any moment we could find a way to score a goal, which we were unlucky not to do."
Here you go mate. Threw him to the wolves.
For comparison sake, with an identical scenario. Same build up, identical offence, same result even, with both managers needing a win off the back of a mixed result:
Jürgen Klopp provided his reaction to Darwin Nunez's red card and Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace post-match at Anfield on Monday night.
On his view on Nunez’s red card…
A little provocation here and there – and definitely the wrong reaction. A clear red card, I cannot deny that. Yeah, he will learn from that. Unfortunately, he has now a few games’ time to do so. That’s not cool for us in our specific situation, even less, but that’s how it is.
On it being the first sending-off for violent conduct of his tenure at Liverpool…
There must be always a first time… it doesn’t make it better.
On whether he will speak to Nunez in the coming days…
Yeah, of course I will speak with him. I came in and I wanted to see the situation; in the game I couldn’t see anything so I didn’t know what happened. I saw Andersen on the floor and Darwin walking away, that was my picture. I asked then our guys already and I saw only, ‘OK, red card’. And then I saw it – yes, it is a red card. Wrong reaction in the situation. Andersen wanted that, I would say, and he got it. But he made a mistake, Darwin, so of course we will talk about it. But not yet.