Arsene Wenger refused to hide his frustration about the tackle which saw Granit Xhaka sent off against Burnley on Sunday.
The Gunners were forced to see out the clash against Sean Dyche’s side with ten men after the Switzerland international was sent off for an aggressive tackle on Steven Defour.
Following his red card against Swansea City earlier this season and the penalty-kicks he conceded against Stoke City and Bournemouth, Xhaka’s disciplinary concerns has been there for all to see.
Thus, Wenger has called for the 24-year-old to ‘not punish the team’ after another avoidable error.
“Our penalty, I saw it on television. I think it was a penalty and red card. Xhaka’s red card? Honestly I have to look at it again.” Wenger said after the match on Sunday.
“The noises I get is that it was a red card and he has to control his game and not punish the team with lack of control in his tackling.
“We don’t encourage our midfielders to go down on tackles, we want them to stand up and not to make these kind of fouls. If it’s a bad tackle, it’s a red card.”