Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a headbutt during Arsenal’s goalless draw with Leeds United in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old Ivorian clashed off the ball with Ezgjan Alioski early in the second half, with referee Anthony Taylor sending him off after briefly consulting with VAR.

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It was the latest damaging blow for Arsenal, whose wait for an open play goal in the Premier League hit the eight-hour mark during the match.

Pepe arrived for a club-record £72 million in 2019 but has struggled to make a major impact in north London.

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