Arsenal manager Unai Emery jokes Matteo Guendouzi should cut his hair to avoid it being pulled

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Manchester United midfielder Fellaini avoided retrospective action for pulling Guendouzi’s long hair and Emery said his player should visit his barber, just as his opponent did

Arsenal boss Unai Emery joked Matteo Guendouzi should copy Marouane Fellaini and cut his hair to avoid it being pulled in the future.

Fellaini, who recently stunned football fans by getting rid of his famous afro, grabbed Guendouzi’s hair during Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with the Gunners on Wednesday night.

Fellaini grabbed Guendouzi’s hair during the match

Although Robert Huth received a retrospective three-match ban for grabbing Fellaini’s hair in 2016, no action is to result against the Belgian as a foul was given for the incident.

Emery argued such matters should remain between the players and forgotten by the end of the game, while also suggesting Guendouzi should follow Fellaini’s lead and shave his flowing locks.

The referee saw the incident and therefore Fellaini will not be punished retrospectively

The referee saw the incident and therefore Fellaini will not be punished retrospectively

“The best (response) is for the next match – cut the hair for Matteo and this problem is finished, like Fellaini,” Emery joked.

“When I was a player it was the same. Today, with the cameras, all the situations happening in the 90 minutes can be seen.

“Some questions are for me between the players on the pitch. If it’s not a good action they can receive a card.

“On the pitch, the situation happened and it’s between the players.”


Meanwhile, Emery fears centre-back Rob Holding could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury at Old Trafford.

“At the moment, the first news is not good,” Emery said.

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