Arsene Wenger has admitted he was not pleased with the tackle which saw Francis Coquelin sent off in the north London derby.
The Gunners appeared to be defying the odds as Aaron Ramsey gave them a 1-0 lead by half-time before two goals in two minutes from Tottenham turned the match on its head after an hour.
Despite finding a late equalizer from Sanchez, Arsenal were left to regret the moment they were reduced to ten men after Coquelin’s second yellow card.
According to Wenger, the combative French midfielder received a warning in the dressing room about his hot-headed approach before the second-half.
“I didn’t have to say a lot to him after that tackle. He made a mistake and he knows he made a big mistake.” Wenger said
“At half time we warned him as well and it was a mistake. He wanted to do well and mistimed his tackle and got sent off. You cannot complain about it. I can complain that Dier was not sent off. I couldn’t understand that.”
As a result of two bookable offenses, Coquelin will be suspended for one game – Tuesday’s FA Cup replay at Hull City.