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Mikel Arteta says he plans on appealing David Luiz’s red card in the 2-1 defeat to Wolves, saying ‘I cannot see any contact’.

Luiz was shown a straight red in the second minute of first-half stoppage time after appearing to make contact with Willian Jose.

The resulting penalty was tucked away by Ruben Neves to level the scores after Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal ahead at Molineux.

And Wolves made their extra man count in the second half when Joao Moutinho fired in a screamer soon after the break.

Boss Arteta said: “I’ve just seen the replay ten times in five different angles and I cannot see any contact.

“If I’m sitting here now I would say yes (we will appeal). We have to speak with legal at the club and see what the best thing is to do.

“It’s hard enough to win football games in the league. Those big decisions are like that but it’s nothing we can change at the moment.

“The way we lost the game really hurts, it’s painful. If there’s any contact it’s Jose with David.

“I don’t know if they have a different angle to what they have or you have.

“It was a big decision and they can justfiy if they got it right then I put my hands up and apologise.

“The only thing I’m saying is I’m sitting here and I cannot see any contact and it’s really frustrating because it’s a big moment in the game.”

Elsewhere on the transfer front, Arsenal and Manchester City are set for a transfer tussle for Inter Milan’s £35million full-back Achraf Hakimi.

The Moroccan star only arrived from Real Madrid last summer but a growing financial crisis at Inter may force the Italian giants to cash in.

Hakimi has reportedly been tipped by Arsenal scouts as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, while Chelsea are long-term admirers of the former Borussia Dortmund loanee.

Now Manchester City are hoping to trump their Premier League rivals in the summer, according to Calciomercato.

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