Rodri’s sending off against Nottingham Forest implies that he will miss the Arsenal game

During Manchester City’s match against Nottingham Forest, Rodri received a red card for an altercation with Morgan Gibbs-White.

Pep Guardiola’s team appeared to be comfortably leading 2-0 at halftime, courtesy of goals from Phil Foden and Erling Haaland. However, shortly after the break, Rodri’s moment of recklessness reduced City to 10 players.

The incident occurred when Rodri and Gibbs-White clashed at the corner flag, with Rodri grabbing the Forest midfielder by the neck in a fit of anger.

Following a brief VAR review, referee Anthony Taylor brandished the red card, which means Rodri will be suspended for City’s crucial match against Arsenal in just over two weeks’ time.

Former referee Mike Dean, commenting on the incident on Sky Sports, conceded that Gibbs-White went down rather easily, but couldn’t argue with the decision.

“He goes down a bit theatrically, Gibbs-White, but when you see it from another angle when you look he has pushed him in the neck, hence the reason why I think he’s sent him off,” he explained.

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