Arsenal will not be appealing against Granit Xhaka's red card

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will not be appealing against Granit Xhaka's red card in their 3-2 victory over Swansea.

SEEING RED: Referee Jonanthan Moss sends off Arsenal's Granit Xhaka in Saturday's Premier League match against Swansea City. Picture: Getty Images

SEEING RED: Referee Jonanthan Moss sends off Arsenal's Granit Xhaka in Saturday's Premier League match against Swansea City. Picture: Getty Images

The 24-year-old was dismissed after 70 minutes for a challenge on Modou Barrow but despite classing the decision as "a little harsh", Wenger will not be challenging the decision made by referee Jon Moss.

Wenger said: "No [we will not appeal the decision]. It looked harsh to me but it was a deliberate foul.

"It looked a 'dark yellow' but the referee went for bright red."

The Gunners made it six Premier League wins in a row, with a brace from Theo Walcott and a goal from Mesut Ozil proving enough though Swansea twice pulled within one, through Gylfi Sigurdsson in the first half and Borja Baston in the second.

Walcott's brace on Saturday made it six goals in five games for the 27-year-old and Wenger believes he is looking much more resilient as a player this season.

"He could have had a hat-trick, maybe even four," Wenger said.

Swansea manager Bob Bradley believes there are a lot of positives his side can take from their defeat.

The American boss was announced to replace Francesco Guidolin on October 3 and has had to wait until after the international break for his first game in the Premier League.

The Swans have now lost their last four league games in a row but Bradley was happy with large parts of their game against the Gunners.

Tottenham are just a point behind in third place but missed the chance to go top of the table after needing Dele Alli to rescue a late point at West Brom.

The England midfielder struck an 89th-minute equaliser to clinch a 1-1 draw after Nacer Chadli looked to have condemned his former club to defeat just seven minutes previously.

Earlier, Diego Costa scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season as Chelsea claimed a 3-0 win over champions Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard doubled the lead before half-time and David Luiz hit the crossbar with a free-kick as Chelsea dominated, with former Foxes midfielder N'Golo Kante excelling, before Victor Moses struck a late third.

Bournemouth were the big winners of the day as they thumped Hull 6-1.

Junior Stanislas fired a brace to add to goals from Steve Cook, on his 200th appearance for the club, Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson and Dan Gosling, as Eddie Howe's men romped to their record Premier League victory. Ryan Mason's 34th-minute strike briefly had Hull level.

Joe Allen's scoring streak continued as his double in a 2-0 win gave Stoke a first Premier League victory of the season over winless Sunderland.

West Ham's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in the late game relegated Stoke back down to 18th in the table.

Manuel Lanzini neatly flicked home the only goal of the game after 19 minutes to give the Hammers a first league success in six outings., though Christian Benteke should have equalised from the penalty spot in the last minute of the first half.

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