Mikel Arteta receives booking for celebrating Declan Rice’s 97th-minute winner, resulting in touchline ban for upcoming game at Aston Villa

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be not be on the touchline for Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa after he was booked for the third time this season for celebrating Declan Rice’s 97th-minute winner at Luton.

The Spaniard charged down the touchline and stepped onto the pitch before celebrating with his staff on Tuesday night.

Arteta was then show a yellow card by referee Samuel Barrott, meaning will now not be on the touchline for Saturday’s game at Villa Park as three yellow cards equates to an automatic suspension.

Asked if it was worth it, Arteta replied: ‘Yeah, I could not be sitting on my seat, unfortunately. So I left there, I had no spatial awareness at all. 

‘It was just pure emotion. So if that’s a yellow, OK it’s a yellow.’

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was booked for celebrating Declan Rice’s last-gasp winner at Luton

The Spaniard charged down the touchline and stepped onto the pitch on Tuesday night

The Spaniard charged down the touchline and stepped onto the pitch on Tuesday night

Arsenal had opened the scoring when Gabriel Martinelli tapped home after being set up by a low cross from Bukayo Saka, though Luton hit back quickly when Gabriel Osho headed in from a corner to make it 1-1.

Arteta’s side regained the lead before the break, Gabriel Jesus nodding beyond Thomas Kaminski at the far post after good link-up play between Saka and Ben White on the right, but they were again pegged back shortly after half-time by Elijah Adebayo who out-jumped the goalkeeper to equalise.

Barkley’s goal, an effort straight at Raya that passed through his hands and under his body, put Rob Edwards’ side in sight of a famous victory.

That lead was wiped out within minutes when Kai Havertz scored his third goal in four games, beating Kaminski to the ball to score from Jesus’s dinked pass into the box.

Then late drama as Rice’s intervention with virtually the game’s final touch broke Luton hearts and extended Arsenal’s winning run to four league games.

Arteta said: ‘I really enjoyed it, especially the end.

Arteta was booked for the third time this season by referee Samuel Barrott at Luton

Arteta was booked for the third time this season by referee Samuel Barrott at Luton

Declan Rice scored a dramatic last-gasp winner as Arsenal beat Luton 4-3 at Kenilworth Road

Declan Rice scored a dramatic last-gasp winner as Arsenal beat Luton 4-3 at Kenilworth Road

Rice rose highest from Martin Odegaard's cross to nod past a despairing Thomas Kaminski

Rice rose highest from Martin Odegaard’s cross to nod past a despairing Thomas Kaminski

‘It’s the incredible thing about football, emotions and the moments that you live together. It was a special night.

‘Credit to Luton for the incredible atmosphere that they created and the way they played. They made life really difficult for us. But we found a way to win. The resilience and the the character and the quality showed.

‘Playing every three days, and we have to win every game, the demands are there. It’s the way (the players) go about it, how much they want it.

‘Today we conceded some goals we’ll be disappointed with. That’s part of it as well, it’s going to happen. It’s how we react to that.’

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