Jorginho Fortunate To Escape Second Yellow In Arsenal Win - Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard felt Jorginho was lucky to get away without a second yellow card in the 2-1 Arsenal win.

The Blues midfielder was already cautioned after bringing down Alexandre Lacazette near the touchline in the first half.

He had his defensive duties cut out for him with a fluid Arsenal side dominating the pitch in the early part of the game. A similar situation arrived when Matteo Guendouzi went past Jorginho and the latter had to bring him down by tugging at his arms.

To Arsenal fans and most viewers, it was clear as day, the 28-year-old deserved to be sent off but the referee acted otherwise. Jorginho went on to score the equaliser shortly after and Tammy Abraham wrapped up the win with a goal on the counter.

“It was one of those, it certainly could have been a second yellow,” Lampard told his post-match press conference. “In a London derby lots of those fouls happen, some happened earlier in the game and didn’t get yellow cards whereas some did.

“We might have struck a bit of luck with that one, but there will be times where I moan about not getting luck in other games.

“I don’t think it was absolutely clear cut, and maybe you make your own luck sometimes, the way Jorginho played was a big catalyst for change when he came on. He was winning second balls and showing character.”

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