Arsene Wenger has spoken on striker Olivier Giroud‘s red card during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.
Wenger stated that Giroud deserved the ejection, but had apologised for the incident.
“It was a deserved red card,” said Wenger, celebrating his 400th Premier League win as Arsenal manager.
“Madness is a strong word – he didn’t kill him. But he touched him and should not have done it.”
Giroud will begin a three-match suspension, which includes league games against West Ham and Southampton and an FA Cup tie against Stoke.
“Olivier Giroud knows he made a mistake and I know him well enough to think that he will not do it again,” added Wenger, whose team are now sixth in the league.