Unai Emery got here again to hang-out former membership Arsenal because the Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal within the first leg of their Europa League semi-final conflict.
Nevertheless, the Gunners will likely be grateful it’s nonetheless all to play for as issues seemed very ominous for them earlier than Nicolas Pepe scored a penalty within the 73rd minute.
Targets from Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol put Villarreal 2-Zero up after which Mikel Arteta’s aspect seemed lifeless and buried when Dani Ceballos was despatched off on 57 minutes.
However Pepe’s calm penalty gave Mikel Arteta’s males a lifeline after Trigueros was adjudged to have tripped Bukayo Saka contained in the field.
talkSPORT 2’s Matt Holland stated there was ‘no means that was a penalty’ however the video assistant referee noticed no motive to overturn the choice.
Either side completed the match with ten males as Etienne Capoue obtained his second yellow for clattering into Saka. The previous Tottenham midfielder got here off a lot worse although as he was stretchered off the pitch after receiving the pink card.
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