Luke Shaw reveals players’ confusion regarding Casemiro red card
Luke Shaw has admitted that players from both Manchester United and Crystal Palace were left confused by the decision to send Casemiro off during Saturday’s clash at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils found themselves two goals to the good heading into the final 20 minutes, before Jeffrey Schlupp’s shove on Antony sparked a melee on the touchline.
VAR reviewed the mini-brawl and concluded that Casemiro’s throat-grab on Will Hughes was worthy of a red card, though Shaw admitted that the chaos was plentiful and there was confusion as to why the Brazilian was singled out.
“To be honest there were so many people there, I didn’t actually know what was going on,” Shaw said. “I think a lot of players on the pitch were asking ‘who’s it for?’. Someone mentioned Cassy and I think everyone knows that, when the ref goes over to the monitor, then it’s not going to be good.
“We’re extremely disappointed to lose him. But I think it’s now a big opportunity for someone else to come in and make their mark on this team and show their qualities and why they’re here.”
Fans were also left in the lurch as Old Trafford is one of only two Premier League stadiums – the other being Anfield – not to have a big screen.
Erik ten Hag has revealed that United are contemplating an appeal against the red card. If rejected, Casemiro will miss their next three domestic matches.
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Arsenal pre-season 2023/24: Fixtures and schedule
Having reached new heights in the Premier League in 2022/23, Arsenal will soon be beginning their preparations for the new campaign with a pre-season tour to get ready for 2023/24.
Preparations for last season took place in Germany for Arsenal but with the Covid-19 pandemic a bit more of a distant memory for many, it is expected that more teams will be heading further afield again to either the United States of America or Asia.
Arsenal are yet to announce a full training camp location for their pre-season but they do have one fixture already confirmed which drops a big clue.
The Gunners are going to be coming up against an MLS All-Star team in Washington D.C. which will be coached by Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney. That takes place on July 19 and it is hard to imagine that Arsenal will only play one game in America.
A semi-regular fixture of Arsenal’s pre-seasons in recent years has been the Emirates Cup, but there has not been any word on whether an edition of that will be taking place or not this summer. If there is, then Arsenal could be splitting their time between America and London.
All times BST.
As is the case for almost every big club in football now, all of Arsenal’s pre-season friendlies are expected to be televised live on Arsenal.com and their official app with a subscription.
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