Arsenal Games With The Most Red Cards In History
Arsenal games with the most red cards in the English Premier League? Which Arsenal games have had the most red cards? In which game did the most number of Arsenal players get sent off?
Here, we look at the most aggressive Arsenal games of all time. Which Arsenal games saw the most Gunners players get sent off?
Arsenal Games With The Most Red Cards – Premier League
Chelsea vs Arsenal – 19 September 2015
This game took place at the Stamford Bridge with Mike Dean officiating the match. Two Gunners were sent off in the 2-0 defeat against their London rivals – Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla.
Gabriel was shown a straight red after a confrontation with Diego Costa and Cazorla got sent off of a double yellow.
Gabriel was on a booking already but his violent act earned him a straight red instead of a second yellow card.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Arsenal – 4 February 1995
The match was held at Hillsborough and was refereed by Keith Burge. Arsenal did lose the fixture 3-1 with both Tony Adams and John Hartson getting sent off in the 54th and 79th minute respectively.
The Most Red Carded Team In The Premier League Opening Weekend – Arsenal
Arsenal have collected 87 red cards in total in the Premier League. They also have the most number of sending offs in the English top-flight’s opening weekend – 6.
6 – Arsenal have collected more red cards than any other Premier League side on the opening weekend (6). Overwrought. pic.twitter.com/BYn0jcNGUZ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 14, 2017
Arsenal Player With The Most Premier League Red Cards – Patrick Vieira
Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira is in the top ten list of Premier League players to receive the most red cards. He collected 8 suspensions during his 9 years with the Gunners and the single season with Manchester City – 2 off them direct red cards while the other 6 were through double yellow cards.
One can hardly expect anything different from one of the most influential defensive midfielders in world football. He did go on to lift 3 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups and 3 FA Community Shields.
Arsenal Players With Most Red Cards In a Premier League Season
|2||Granit Xhaka||Premier League 16/17|
|2||Laurent Koscielny||Premier League 10/11|
|2||Philippe Senderos||Premier League 06/07|
|2||Sol Campbell||Premier League 02/03|
|2||Ray Parlour||Premier League 01/02|
|2||Tony Adams||Premier League 96/97|
|2||Martin Keown||Premier League 98/99|
|2||Emmanuel Petit||Premier League 98/99|
|2||Patrick Vieira||Premier League 00/01|
|1||Luca Torreira||Premier League 18/19|
|1||Konstantinos Mavropanos||Premier League 17/18|
|1||Mohamed Elneny||Premier League 17/18|
|1||Laurent Koscielny||Premier League 16/17|
|1||Francis Coquelin||Premier League 15/16|
|1||Gabriel Paulista||Premier League 15/16|
|1||Santi Cazorla||Premier League 15/16|
|1||Per Mertesacker||Premier League 15/16|
|1||Olivier Giroud||Premier League 14/15|
|1||Calum Chambers||Premier League 14/15|
|1||Mikel Arteta||Premier League 13/14|
|1||Mathieu Flamini||Premier League 13/14|
|1||Kieran Gibbs||Premier League 13/14|
|1||Laurent Koscielny||Premier League 13/14|
|1||Carl Jenkinson||Premier League 12/13|
|1||Per Mertesacker||Premier League 12/13|
|1||Jack Wilshere||Premier League 12/13|
|1||Olivier Giroud||Premier League 12/13|
|1||Laurent Koscielny||Premier League 12/13|
|1||Carl Jenkinson||Premier League 11/12|
|1||Johan Djourou||Premier League 11/12|
|1||Gervinho||Premier League 11/12|
|1||Emmanuel Frimpong||Premier League 11/12|
|1||Bacary Sagna||Premier League 10/11|
|1||Abou Diaby||Premier League 10/11|
|1||Alex Song||Premier League 10/11|
|1||Jack Wilshere||Premier League 10/11|
|1||Thomas Vermaelen||Premier League 09/10|
|1||Robin van Persie||Premier League 08/09|
|1||Emmanuel Adebayor||Premier League 08/09|
|1||Emmanuel Eboue||Premier League 08/09|
|1||Abou Diaby||Premier League 07/08|
|1||Philippe Senderos||Premier League 07/08|
|1||Nicklas Bendtner||Premier League 07/08|
|1||Gilberto Silva||Premier League 06/07|
|1||Gilberto Silva||Premier League 05/06|
|1||Francesc Fabregas||Premier League 05/06|
|1||Robin van Persie||Premier League 04/05|
|1||Ashley Cole||Premier League 03/04|
|1||Sol Campbell||Premier League 03/04|
|1||Patrick Vieira||Premier League 03/04|
|1||Patrick Vieira||Premier League 02/03|
|1||Patrick Vieira||Premier League 01/02|
|1||Martin Keown||Premier League 01/02|
|1||Giovanni van Bronckhorst||Premier League 01/02|
|1||Oleg Luzhniy||Premier League 01/02|
|1||Nigel Winterburn||Premier League 92/93|
|1||David Seaman||Premier League 93/94|
|1||John Hartson||Premier League 94/95|
|1||Martin Keown||Premier League 94/95|
|1||Stefan Schwarz||Premier League 94/95|
Arsenal Games With The Most Red Cards – UEFA Champions League
Arsenal are among the top five clubs with the all-time record of most number of red cards in the history of the UEFA Champions League. They have recorded 17 suspensions in the European competition along with Inter Mian.
Juventus have the most with 26 while Bayern Munich come in at second with 18.
Here are the Arsenal games with the most red cards in the UEFA Champions League:
Arsenal vs RC Lens – 25 November 1998
This game saw 2 players get sent off, one from each team. Lens ended up winning the fixture at the Highbury by 0-1.
Ray Parlour saw a red in the 90th minute along with Tony Vairelles of the opposition side.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Arsenal – 13 September 2016
The Ligue 1 side drew 1-1 against the Gunners at the Parc des Princes. Olivier Giroud got sent off in the dying minutes of the game with a second yellow card along with Marco Veratti of PSG.
Limit To Most Number Of Red Cards In A Game
There is no limit to the number of red cards that a referee can issue in a football match. However, the game is due to be shut down if the total number of players from either team gets brought down to 7.
Law 3 of FIFA rules dictate that there cannot be less than 7 players of a team on the field during any period of a football match. That means a maximum of 4 players of the same team can be sent off out of the total 11. Once the red card is awarded to the 5th on-field players (substitutes do not count) of the same team, the match has to be called off.
The game with the most red cards handed out was a fifth tier Argentinian league match between Claypole and Victoriano Arenas, where 36 red cards were shown.