I'm sorry Arsene but Diaby's tackle was bad and those challenges need to be wiped out of the game.
When you see the challenge in slow motion it looks a terrible attempt to get the ball. It seems Diaby hits the standing leg, the same as Eduardo's and luckily for Steinsson no real damage was done.
Having been the victim of a bad challenge from Sunderland's Dan Smith in May 2006, I'd have thought Diaby would know better.
That tackle kept Diaby out for nine months and having recently seen a team-mate ruled out for at least that amount of time, I would have expected better from him.
The pitch was wet and that made tackling harder to judge. But this wasn't a tackle, more a lunge and he 100% deserved the red card.
I only hope he learn's a lesson from this. And other footballer's learn the same. Some tackles being made lately are on the verge of assault and I'd have thought the injury to Eduardo would have a positive effect on lunges being wiped out. It hasn't.
Tackling is part of football, but we are seeing more bad tackling than good. I don't want to see red cards all the time but if ref's need to send people off to eliminate these challenges, I'm all for it.
Diaby will now miss three of our remaining six Premiership matches. I hope he reflects on his stupidity while watching his team-mates play.
Keep it Goonerish.......