Emerson Royal shown straight red card for disgusting challenge on Martinelli that left Arsenal furious

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  • Emerson Royal shown straight red card
  • Arsenal furious after crunching tackle on Martinelli
  • Sending off left Spurs with no chance of recovery

WHAT HAPPENED? The Brazilian full-back was sent off in the second half of the north London derby after he brought down Martinelli with an awful challenge near the touchline.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The red card ended up being the final nail in the coffin as Antonio Conte's men failed to recover, succumbing to a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal to leave them four points behind their rivals in the Premier League table.

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