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The Gunners boss has used his programme notes for tonight's game to give his views on the weekend's 'tackle' on his goalkeeper...

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks that El-Hadji Diouf's ankle crushing challenge on his goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, during Saturday's 4-0 Emirates victory over Blackburn Rovers, should have resulted in a red card rather than the yellow which the Senegalese winger was awarded.

"The challenge from Diouf on Manuel Almunia should be a straight red card," Wenger said in his notes in Arsenal's match programme ahead of Tuesday's FA Cup quarter-final match against Hull City.

"I have seen it again and he should have been sent off. You cannot compromise on challenges like that - it could break your leg."

Almunia will be replaced in the Gunners' net by young Lukasz Fabianksi for tonight's FA Cup tie. Wenger has confirmed that the Spaniard "is injured now" and "a doubt" for the weekend's league game at Newcastle United.

Wenger had called earlier this season for a special disciplinary committee to be set up review incidents where dangerous tackles are deemed to have occurred, with it being granted the powers to impose longer bans than the three games currently seen as adequate punishment for a straight red card.

The call received widespread support form many figures in the game, including Everton manager David Moyes, who gave the idea his public backing.

Zack Wilson, Goal.com

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