Why has Mikel Arteta been banned for Arsenal’s game against Aston Villa?
The Spanish tactician will now miss the trip to Villa Park this weekend when his side will take on the in-form Aston Villa.
Arsenal grabbed a late winner at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday night as midfielder Declan Rice headed home a 97-minute goal to beat Luton Town in a 4-3 thriller.
The dramatic last-gasp victory saw the Gunners go five points clear at the top of the table, but head coach Mikel Arteta received his third booking of the season after running down the touchline to celebrate Rice’s winning goal against Rob Edwards’ side.
The Spanish tactician will now miss the trip to Villa Park this weekend when his side will take on the in-form Aston Villa in Birmingham.
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When asked if his booking on Tuesday night was worth it, Arteta told BeIN Sports: “Yeah, I could not be sitting on my seat, unfortunately.
“So I left there, I had no spatial awareness at all. It was just pure emotion. So if that’s a yellow. Okay, it’s a yellow.”
When will Artera return?
Arteta will return for Arsenal’s next Premier League match at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on December 17.
The former Manchester City assistant coach is still, however, awaiting the punishment of the FA charge he received over his rant at VAR following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle in November.
Arteta described the decision to allow Anthony Gordon’s winning goal to stand as ‘embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’.