Stephen Hunt – Arsenal players made the referee give red card to Milijas

Wolverhampton Wanderers gave a fighting defensive display to hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates yesterday, but they had to manage the last 15 minutes without Nenad Milijas who was given a straight red card by Stuart Atwell for a tackle on Mikel Arteta.

It seems the replays showed that Milijas won the ball fairly, and his Wolves team-mate Stephen Hunt believes that the Arsenal players made a meal of it and persuaded the referee to send him off.

“Sometimes players’ reactions are clever – they help the referee get a player sent off and this was one of those things,” Hunt said. “Everyone does it nowadays and we should be better at it.