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Arsenal’s Aubameyang bags first career red card against Crystal Palace

10:27 PM GMT+8 11/01/2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2019-20
The 30-year-old was sent off for the first time in his 13-year professional career in the Gunners’ game against the Eagles

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was shown a straight red card in Arsenal’s English Premier League game with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With score at 1-1 at Selhurst Park, the Gabon international was shown the way out by referee Paul Tierney following a reckless challenge on Max Meyer.

The decision stood following reviews from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the 67th minute.

The decision marked the first time he was given his marching orders in his 13-year professional career with Dijon, Lille, Monaco, Saint-Etienne, Borussia Dortmund and currently the North London outfit.

Incidentally, he becomes the third Gunner to score and be sent off in an English top-flight encounter, with manager Mikel Arteta the last player after his dismissal against the Eagles five seasons ago.

Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead in the 12th minute before Ghana’s Jordan Ayew levelled matters for the hosts after 54 minutes.

He could miss Arsenal’s games against Sheffield United, the crunch tie against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and Burnley.