'Madness' - Campbell shocked by what he's seen from Arsenal player
Kevin Campbell is shocked by Bernd Leno’s sending-off at Wolves on Tuesday night as it was “very uncharacteristic” from the Arsenal goalkeeper .
The former Gunners and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, described the incident as a “moment of madness” from the 28-year-old.
Leno was dismissed for handling outside his area with 18 minutes to go as Arsenal lost 2-1 at Molineux to remain 10th.
David Luiz had already been sent off in the first half for a foul on William Jose, so Mikel Arteta’s were forced to finish the game with just nine men.
Campbell claimed Leno’s dismissal made the possibility of a comeback “an almost impossible task”.
“It was a moment of madness from Leno and it was very uncharacteristic from him to be honest,” he told Football Insider. “Normally he is very good at playing the sweeper.
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“He had a rush of blood and when we went down to nine min, it is an almost impossible task. It is hard enough to come back with 10.
“The team suffered with nine men. They fought hard, I will give them that but you are not going to come back in a game when you only have nine men.
“It took a world class goal to win the game but it was also going to be very difficult.”
Speaking after the 2-1 loss, Arteta said: “When you have the opportunity that we had we had to but we didn’t and then we put ourselves in trouble with the first red card.
“After the second the game was impossible to win.”
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