Arsene Wenger: 'David Luiz deserved red card'

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Arsenal produced a resolute away performance to earn a 0-0 draw at Chelsea, who had David Luiz sent off late on in Sunday's Premier League clash.

Arsene Wenger's side had lost both of their previous games on the road this season at Stoke and Liverpool, but might have picked up all three points at Stamford Bridge, as Aaron Ramsey struck the post in the first half and Shkodran Mustafi had a goal disallowed in the second.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Chelsea's David Luiz deserved the red card he received during this afternoon's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz was shown a straight red card in the closing stages of the London derby by Michael Oliver having been adjudged to have jumped into a challenge on Arsenal full-back Saed Kolasinac.

It is the third time in a row in which Chelsea have been reduced to 10 men against the Gunners, who earned a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, but Wenger believes that the referee made the right call.

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"It was excessive force, yes. I think Kolasinac was not completely on his feet. Even Luiz will accept there was a big distance and he went in too strong," he told reporters.

Luiz now faces a three-match ban which would see him miss the Premier League visit of Manchester City, in addition to games against Stoke City and Crystal Palace.

Chelsea failed to score in a competitive home match under Conte for the first time (27 games).

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