Wolves boss – Bassong should NOT have been sent off after Walcott incident

After just 8 minutes of Arsenal’s game at Wolves, Theo Walcott was bundled over in the penalty box by Sebastien Bassong. The Wolves boss Terry Connor has no objection to Arsenal getting a penalty (subsequently converted by Robin Van Persie) but thinks the referee made a mistake by sending off his on-loan Tottenham defender.

Connor said: “I saw a tangle of legs. I saw the referee run over and give the penalty kick, I saw the referee produce a red card.

Arsenal to ask Tottenham for defender on loan?

Don’t ask me where this rumour could have come from, but I have just read that Arsenal are going to ask the Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp if they can have the wantaway defender Sebastien Bassong on loan until the end of the season.

The 25 year-old Frenchman was very impressive for Newcastle when he first arrived in the UK and Tottenham snapped him up in 2009 where he was a regular for the first two seasons until he seemed to fall out of favour with Harry Redknapp last season and has languished on the bench for some time.