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Concern for Arsenal as midfield star one card away from suspension

Concern for Arsenal as midfield star one card away from suspension

A key Arsenal player looks almost certain to be handed a one-match ban in the next few game weeks.

Arsenal vs Newcastle

Arsenal’s next outing will see them face off with Newcastle United on Saturday the 27th of November.

The Gunners head into the game at the Emirates having been brought firmly back down to earth by Liverpool.

Arsenal were on an eight-game unbeaten run in the Premier League before their trip to Anfield in gameweek 12.

However, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal were served up a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool to put an end to that run.

Arsenal, though, should be able to get back to winning ways this weekend when they face a Newcastle side who are almost certainly set for a relegation scrap come the end of the season.

The Magpies are currently dead bottom of the PL and are the only side yet to pick up a win this term.

Instead, Newcastle have drawn six, lost six and have conceded 27, which is the worst defensive record in the division at present.

Arsenal star close to suspension

Ahead of the game, one Arsenal star is walking a very dangerous tightrope.

Albert Sambi Lokonga has been a revelation at Arsenal this term. Thrust into the starting line-up due to issues befalling Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey, the young Belgian has impressed greatly in north London so far.

However, Lokonga, after being booked vs Liverpool, is now on four PL yellow cards for the season. So, as per the Premier League’s rules, Lokonga now has another seven gameweeks to avoid a 5th yellow card before the cut-off point in GW19 or face a one-match ban.

But given he has already notched four in 11 PL ties, going seven without one does seem unlikely for the midfielder at present.

And with Manchester United on the horizon post-Newcastle, Arteta is no doubt keen for Lokonga to avoid a card this coming weekend especially.

Read more:

What Jurgen Klopp had to say about a potential Diogo Jota injury after Arsenal clash

Mohamed Elneny’s father speaks out over Mikel Arteta’s plans for Arsenal midfielder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

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Player Team Goals
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Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
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Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
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Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
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