FORMER PREMIER LEAGUE REFEREE EXPLAINS WHY WILSHERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT OFF AGAINST CHELSEA AND WHY CHELSEA’S PENALTY WAS THE RIGHT CALL

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Former Premier League referee Graham Poll insists Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should have been sent off in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal for diving over Andreas Christensen in the 54th minute of the game.

Eden Hazard won a penalty for Chelsea after being caught by Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Poll insists referee Anthony Taylor was right to award Chelsea a penalty after Hector Bellerin’s clumsy tackle.

“Jack Wilshere should have been sent off for an outrageous dive at the Emirates but luckily for him referee Anthony Taylor had his view blocked by a number of players,” Poll wrote in Daily Mail.

“The Arsenal midfielder was right to have been cautioned after 31 minutes when bringing Cesc Fabregas down with a reckless tackle.

“Knowing he was on a yellow card he was stupid to dive over Andreas Christensen after 54 minutes. He is a very lucky boy with diving back in the spotlight again.

“To rub salt in Chelsea wounds Wilshere then opened the scoring less than 10 minutes later. He is a gifted player who has fought back from serious injury but he should know better.

“Chelsea’s penalty, given for a foul on Eden Hazard by Hector Bellerin was the right call.

“It was a clumsy tackle. I wonder if Arsene Wenger will come out and hammer his player for the error?”

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