This is bad news for Manchester City and a welcome update for everyone who loves Arsenal. On Saturday, with Man City up 2-0 at home against Nottingham Forest, Rodri and Morgan Gibbs-White got into a heated exchange.
Rodri shoved Gibbs-White and then the two were face-to-face. However, Rodri crossed the line and shoved Gibbs-White in the neck area. This led to him receiving a red card. Not only was he sent to the showers early, but since it was a straight red, he'll now miss the next three games.
So, why is this great for Arsenal? The Gunners will be hosting Man City in early October for a massive showdown. Thanks to his terrible decision this weekend, though, Rodri is now set to miss that match for MCFC.
This was a mistake the talented midfielder simply has to know that he can't make. He did it right in front of the ref too.