Dec 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
2-0
Arsenal
Higuain (73'), Callejon (90')
Mertens (36'), Dzemaili (41'), Fernandez (84')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Arteta (63'), Giroud (66'), Ramsey (84')
Arteta (76')

Arsene Wenger bemoans 'harsh' red card

Referee Viktor Kassai shows the red card to Mikel Arteta of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between SSC Napoli and Arsenal on December 11, 2013
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Arsene Wenger says that Mikel Arteta's sending-off against Napoli was "harsh".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that Mikel Arteta was unfortunate to receive a red card during his side's 2-0 loss at Napoli.

The Spaniard was dismissed in the second period after picking up a second yellow card, but his coach believes that the latter booking was "harsh".

"He's absolutely convinced that he didn't make a foul and it was very harsh but he already had a yellow card," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"It's always difficult in the middle of the park. I felt it was a very harsh second yellow card."

Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon were on target for Napoli, who bowed out of the competition despite defeating Arsenal.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger and Napoli's Spanish coach Rafael Benitez look on during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between their sides on December 11, 2013
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