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Arteta lashes out at Pepe after purple card in opposition to Leeds

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta described Nicolas Pepe's habits as "unacceptable", after he was despatched off in a 0-Zero draw with Leeds United on Sunday.

Ivory Coast worldwide hit Izgan Alyoski, leaving referee Anthony Taylor solely to indicate his purple card after reviewing the video assistant referee.

Talking after the match, Arteta stated, “We’ve fired Pepe, we’ve got to take him.” I by no means like a tie however beneath the circumstances it's a degree. It’s unacceptable.

“The primary half there have been two totally different intervals. The match broke out a bit, and we began giving the ball away and we gave them area to relaxation. Within the second half it was about defending properly, being affected person and utilizing the tempo of our gamers within the area they have been leaving.”