Danny Williams and Stephan Lichtsteiner kiss and make up after tempers boil over at Emirates

Danny Williams and Stephan Lichtsteiner kiss and make up after tempers boil over at Emirates

December 9, 2018 0 By Today news

STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER and Danny Williams came nose-to-nose as tempers once again flared at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal were saved by a late Lucas Torreira bicycle kick seven minutes from time, as the Gunners had three players booked.

Lichtsteiner and Williams came together nose-to-nose
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On the 36th minute mark Williams clattered into Torreira in a challenge that he seemed never destined to make.

Lichtsteiner was incensed by the tackle as tempers boiled over with the full-back squaring up to Williams.

Both Lichtsteiner and Williams are shown yellow cards while just two minutes later Tommy Smith was booked for a challenge on Guendouzi.

Nine bookings were shown in a game that also saw 33 fouls, as Arsenal snatched all three points late on.


The pair were both carded for their coming together
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The game saw nine yellow cards in total
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Tempers flared at the Emirates with tackles flying in
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The Gunners now stretch to 14 games unbeaten, but they now face a battle with squad depth as they suffer an injury crisis.

Center-back Shkodran Mustafi was taken off with a hamstring injury, while Nacho Monreal is out with the same problem.

Rob Holding suffered a knee injury in Arsenal 2-2 away draw against Manchester United with the center-back expected to miss nine months out.

Arsenal will now go to Southampton in their next league game with just Laurent Koscielny – who has not played since last season – and Sokratis as the only recognised centre-backs available.

Lucas Torreira scored a stunning late goal as Arsenal beat Huddersfield
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Arsenal’s late winner saw them move to ten games won this season
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Forward Danny Welbeck is set to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury he sustained against Sporting Lisbon in a Europa League clash.