Jamie Carragher called Leeds chief Luke Ayling “a idiot” after being shipped off on Sunday for a stunning two-footed tackle on Arsenal youth Gabriel Martinelli.
The 30-year-old, who began his profession with the Gunners, carelessly flew into the test at speed and left Martinelli on the floor. The Brazilian’s colleagues were angry with the tackle, and a fight between the two arrangements of players unfurled at the Emirates.
Referee Chris Kavanagh booked Ayling for the foul, yet VAR requested that the authority look again at the test. Kavanagh adjusted his perspective and gave the Englishman his walking orders. Martinelli had the option to play.
“He’s bounced in with two feet, studs appearing,” Arsenal legend Alan Smith told Sky Sports. “He was irritated, I think, that the banner didn’t go up – however that sort of challenge is not welcome in football nowadays. I wouldn’t believe in the event that the ref doesn’t adjust his perspective here.”
Addressing BBC Radio 5 Live, previous Leeds safeguard Stephen Warnock said: “We get disappointed, we comprehend you’re getting outflanked at the Emirates, you haven’t had a kick of the ball. Martinelli is ablaze; he has the run of you.
“In any case, it’s in the corner banner; why make the test? Why offer the arbitrator the chance to send you off? It’s only ludicrous from Luke Ayling… Ayling has let the club down, letting his fans down, the partners down. Envision what Joe Gelhardt is thinking, the third beginning of the time, and he gets hauled off because a senior player is dumb.
“It’s impossible for me to understand. We as a whole commit errors yet at this phase of the time when you want a harmony and you want every one of your players particularly with the injury record that Leeds have. They need him [Ayling], he means quite a bit to them.”
Jamie Carragher, in the meantime, told Sky Sports: “I love Luke Ayling as a player; however, what a bonehead. The absence of amazing skills for his partners could mean going ahead. It’s not simply down to 10-men. Sickening tackle, coming in two feet there.
“It helps me to remember a tackle Vinnie Jones did quite some time ago, and I think perhaps Danny Stevens. His thought process planned to occur on the rear of that, and it was clear being a red card was going. That is a huge upside point for VAR, one reason why we have.
“However, to do that, put your colleagues down to 10-men, you miss the last three rounds of the time. That may be the last at any point game Ayling at any point plays in the Premier League.”
The occurrence happened not long before the 30-minute imprint, as Leeds had to play the following hour with only 10 men. Stockpile had previously settled an order 2-0 objective lead at the Emirates thanks to an Eddie Nketiah support inside the initial 10 mins.
Leeds supervisor Jesse Marsch will not have been best satisfied with Ayling, as his group are involved in a strained transfer fight. The West Yorkshire club began Sunday in the seventeenth, with only two focuses over the assignment zone and four games.
Arms stockpile, in the meantime, will open up an important lead over rivals Tottenham in fifth if they can clutch their lead. Mikel Arteta’s side is on course to fit the bill for the Champions League without precedent for six years when Arsene Wenger was in control.
Ayling never showed up for the Gunners before he was delivered in June 2010. The nearest he came was in December 2009, when he was an unused substitute in a Champions League bunch game against Olympiacos.
The safeguard modified his vocation at Yeovil Town, assisting the minnows with coming out on top for advancement to the Championship in May 2013. He rehashed the accomplishment two years after the fact at Bristol City before joining Leeds in the late spring of 2016, playing more than 200 games for the club.