Arsenal vs Wolves
Sunday’s final Premier League tie pitted Arsenal against Wolves.
The Gunners headed into the match in desperate need of a bounce-back result after a nightmare run of results in the Premier League, which had seen them score just one goal in their last five league outings.
Wolves, meanwhile, were in decent form and looking to push for a European place.
Currently, it is indeed Nuno Santo’s side who are in front at the Emirates.
Pedro Neto fired the visitors into the lead 27 minutes into the tie. Gabriel then levelled things up for Mikel Arteta and co. just moments later.
But just before the break, Daniel Podence netted a superb goal to hand Wolves the lead:
See ya! ⚡
Wait for touch from Daniel Podence as Wolves retake the lead…
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 29, 2020
Luiz plays on
However, the scoreline is far from the major talking point of this evenings’ clash.
The main chatter on social media, of course, has surrounded the quite upsetting clash between Raul Jimenez and David Luiz early in the first 45.
Luiz, thankfully, was able to get to his feet and was bandaged up.
Jimenez, though, was stretchered off the pitch and promptly taken to hospital:
Raul Jimenez gone to hospital after that clash of heads with David Luiz.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) November 29, 2020
But what has most certainly got the attention of many on Sunday is the fact that David Luiz was somehow allowed to play on.
Currently, the Premier League does not have a concussion substitute rule in place, though it was trialed in the FA Cup this year.
And you would imagine that had it been in place for this game, Luiz would have been afforded a much more detailed check over, which he clearly needed as after returning to the pitch, it became quite apparent that Luiz was bleeding from his head:
How are they still letting David Luiz play? He is literally bleeding through the bandage! pic.twitter.com/ABaL6moxC1
— ً (@DrippyDiogo) November 29, 2020
And this, as showcased by the tweets below, has caused a fair bit of concern online:
We let a concussed man with half his blood on the outside take a free kick.
— arseblog (@arseblog) November 29, 2020
Why is David Luiz being allowed to continue with blood seeping through his bandage on his head?
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) November 29, 2020
Serious questions to be asked of Arsenal allowing David Luiz to continue here
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) November 29, 2020
Long delay here and all of the medical staff still working on Jimenez.
Luiz head strapped up – shocked he is able to continue.
— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) November 29, 2020
This is a scandalous dereliction of duty from Arsenal’s medical team to allow David Luiz to continue. What are they thinking?
— Tyrone Marshall (@TyMarshall_MEN) November 29, 2020
Arsenal vs Wolves Sunday’s final Premier League tie pitted Arsenal against Wolves. The Gunners headed into the match in desperate need of a bounce-back result after a nightmare run of results in the Premier League, which had seen them score just one goal in their last five league outings. Wolves, meanwhile, were in decent formFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed