Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 21st September 2023 at 8:40am
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The match officials have now been confirmed for Sunday’s match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, which is live on Sky Sports (Main Event, Premier League & Ultra HDR) with a kick-off time of 14:00.

Robert Jones will be the man with the whistle for this match.

Referee: Robert Jones.
Assistant Referee: Lee Betts.
Assistant Referee: Wade Smith.
Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury.
Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Harry Lennard.

Robert Jones has only overseen 4 matches involving Arsenal and 3 involving Spurs since the start of his quick rise in football, which started in the 2014/15 season in the Conference.

The last time he oversaw a match involving Arsenal, they were 3-1 victors at home versus Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday 2nd May 2023, in a match which saw him show just 2 yellow cards, both of which were for Chelsea players (Kovacic 80′ and Gallagher 90+5′. Ødegaard (18’ & 31’) and Gabriel Jesus (34’) were the players on target for The Gunners that day, with Noni Madueke scoring a consolation for the visitors (65’).

His other three matches involving Arsenal:

23/10/22: Southampton (a – PL): 1-1 (Y: 3, R: 0)
31/08/22: Aston Villa (h – PL): 2-1 (Y: 5, R: 0)
21/12/21: Sunderland (h – FAC): 5-1 (Y: 5, R: 0)

His last match involving Spurs was earlier this season versus Brentford at The Gtech Community Stadium when they drew 2-2 in the Premier League. Only one of his six yellow cards shown that day was for an Arsenal player. He gave 5 yellow cards on that occasion, 4 of which were for Tottenham players (Vicario 26’, Sánchez 36’, Maddison 36’ and Skipp 44’). Romero (11’) and Emerson Royal (45+4’) were the goal scorers for Spurs that day, with Mbeumo (27’ PEN) and Wissa (36’) scoring for the hosts.

His other two matches involving Tottenham:

16/03/22: Brighton & Hove Albion (a – PL): 0-2 (Y: 4, R: 0)
01/01/22: Watford (a – PL): 0-1 (Y: 1, R: 0)

His record last season:

Matches: 31
Yellow Cards: 123 (3.97)
Red Cards: 0

During the 2022/23 season, he was just a little card-happy in the Premier League encounter between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace (2-0) when he showed 9 yellow cards, including a booking for Albert Sambi Lokonga, who was on loan from Arsenal at Palace.

So far this season:

Matches: 8
Yellow Cards: 35 (4.38)
Red Cards: 1

Jones has been the man with the whistle on 8 occasions so far this season. He was most card-happy in the International friendly between Austria and Moldova, showing 7 yellow cards.


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