Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has picked out one Arsenal star for criticism following Gunners’ dramatic 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Saturday, 1st.
The television pundit for BT Sport slammed Arsenal defender, Gabriel after he caused the game to end to the disappointment of the hosts.
Mikel Arteta’s men set a Premier League red card record in the game as Gabriel received marching orders in City’s defeat.
The defeat to leaders, the Cityzens was however, blemished by a controversial decisions including Gabriel’s double yellow cards in two minutes.
Therefore, the 43-year-old Ferdinand, tagged Gabriel’s behaviour as ‘stupid’ and ‘immature’ after he was sent off at the hour-mark following a rough foul on fellow countryman, Gabriel Jesus.
Bukayo Saka opened the scoring to give his side the lead in the first half, but Riyad Mahrez cancelled the goal with a penalty converted in the second half after the former Lille star received yellow for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The visitors eventually grabbed all three points through Rodri’s goal during injury time.
Ferdinand told BT Sport while reacting to Gabriel’s second yellow card: “This is stupid, this is immature, this is petulant. A penalty against your team… What do you think you’re achieving by doing that?”
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“This is where stupidity enhances itself. He’s not going in on goal, he’s not a threat, he’s in the middle of the pitch and straightaway after that incident, you commit a silly foul like that.”
“You’re in disbelief, I don’t understand it.”
“You’ve got time to think, you know you’re on a yellow card. You get a yellow card in a game and automatically, you think, “Right, I’ve got to adjust the way I approach certain situations now.”
He added: “He’s had red mist. He’s still thinking about the penalty and that’s the problem. He’s thinking about the penalty that went on previously and he’s in that moment there.”
“He doesn’t see that the referee is only 10 yards away and he’s half a pitch away from the goal area where there’s going to be a danger. There’s no danger.”