'That's a red'- Arsenal icon insists Juventus star should have been sent off for tackle on Chukwueze
Published: February 23, 2022
'That's a red'- Arsenal icon insists Juventus star should have been sent off for tackle on Chukwueze
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has insisted Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot should have been sent off for his horror tackle on Samuel Chukweueze during Tuesday's Champions League round of sixteen meeting at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

The Frenchman's studs went straight into the knee of the Nigeria international but referee referee Daniel Siebert did not deem the tackle worthy of a red card and produced a yellow instead in the 73rd minute.

Chukwueze required treatment on the pitch and managed to soldier on until the 90th minute when he made way for Yeremi Pino.

Keown believes it was an action that deserved more than a yellow card as the Juventus star had no intention to play the ball.

In quotes relayed by talkSPORT making reference to BT Sport, Keown stated : "I think that's a red, he's just gone in with no intent to win the ball.

“He's just gone in to take his opponent out, it's high, reckless, no regard for his opponent."

It is believed that Rabiot escaped being sent off for the reckless challenge because the incident was not checked by VAR.

Juventus big-money signing in the winter transfer market Dusan Vlahovic opened the scoring after 34 seconds but Villarreal were able to earn a draw courtesy of Dani Parejo's 66th minute goal.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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