Remember how, whenever Arsenal got a red card, the press would splash it all over the back pages? You might see headlines like:
Arsenal’s red card shame
Wenger’s red card reprobates
Vieira sees red again, the big French bollix.
Those were fun times, eh? We here at Arseblog News look back fondly on those times. When people got their knickers in a twist over our disciplinary record because that was about the only thing they could have a pop at us for.
Now, they seem to have accepted that although there were plenty of red cards, they’re part and parcel of the game. Not to mention that Arsenal’s current ‘shame’ comes from not having won anything so the red card thing is a side issue these days.
Anyway, thanks to this website, you can see a full list of all the sendings-off under Arsene Wenger, from the very first (Steve Bould v Liverpool) to the latest (Wojciech Szczesny last night).
They’re all there, from Grimandi elbowing Guardiola in the head at the Camp Nou, to Vieira’s two red cards in a week which saw him clear out his locker with frustration, to the much forgotten Jose Antonio Reyes red card in the FA Cup final.
It’s a glorious list. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.