Arteta reveals what David Luiz did after his red card against former club

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Former Chelsea defender David Luiz was booed by Chelsea fans for joining Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal. The Brazilian was then shown a red card in the 24th minute for fouling Tammy Abraham in the penalty box, much to the happiness of Chelsea fans.

Jorginho scored the resultant penalty and it was expected that the Blues will cruise from there, but Chelsea only got a draw in the game as both sides played out a 2-2.

Speaking after the game, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed that Luiz was disappointed with the red card but was as well pleased that his side could rally round and get a draw.

“It was a very special game but to get sent off the way he did, he was disappointed but at the same time proud of his team-mates,” said Arteta.

Meanwhile Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was disappointed with the performance of Emerson Palmieri and blamed the fullback for not doing his job well against Arsenal.

Lampard said in his post match reaction: “You let teams stay in the game it becomes really tough, and both the goals I didn’t like. If we’re going to get to where we want to be, and we’re in the process, we’ve got to stop that stuff, cos we can’t get there like that.

“It’s not the slip from Ngolo, that can happen, it’s the fact they get away at the edge of our box. That’s a moment sleeping. People should know their jobs. And then the last goal, so easy. It’s a goal you see every day over the park, a right back who moves it slowly onto his left foot and rolls it into the far corner. That can’t happen.”

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