The Villa manager called for action from the FA, although the referee of the match Mike Jones has told the FA he saw the incident and said it wasn’t worthy of punishment.
McLeish said on the situation:
I thought it was a clear elbow, but the referee did not seem to think there was anything in it.
Would I like the FA to look at it? Yes, if it was an elbow in the face – look at my nose, it is a result of elbows all my career. It is something which is dangerous.
I never mentioned it to the referee. I saw it in real time.
I don’t like to point the finger at players, but it has happened to mine enough times.
Personally I thought there was not much in the incident and it is great news the FA agrees. The Dutchman has been a massive source of goals for the gunners and to lose home over a period of matches would be catastrophic…