Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal defender Gabriel will learn from red card
Aaron Ramsey reflects on Arsenal's dramatic 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Aaron Ramsey is backing Gabriel Paulista to learn a valuable lesson from his sending off against Chelsea during Arsenal’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Gunners defender was given his marching orders for kicking out at Chelsea striker Diego Costa late in the first half of the London derby after the pair were involved in a heated exchange.
Chelsea netted twice in the second half thanks to goals from Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard as Jose Mourinho’s men wrapped up a Premier League victory over their London rivals.
Arsenal were then reduced to nine men when Santi Cazorla was dismissed by referee Mike Dean for a second bookable offence.
Ramsey admitted his frustration at Arsenal’s failure to get anything from the game, but also claimed that Gabriel will benefit from the experience in the long-term.
Ramsey told Arsenal Player: “We wanted to get back to winning ways and have a positive game. We were doing that up until the sending-off.
“I’m sure he’ll learn from that and we have to move on and put things right on Wednesday.
“It’s not good enough for a club like Arsenal to lose two games in a row. Hopefully now we can put things right on Wednesday.
“It will be a feisty game with hopefully some goals in our favour.”
Arsenal return to action when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.