Gervinho makes his debut with Arsenal to disappointing results as the Ivory Coast winger is sent off in the second half as Arsenal and Newcastle played to a scoreless draw.
The Gervinho incident was another example of Newcastle wing Joey Barton's temper.
After Arsenal winger Gervinho went down in the box, Barton made an unprovoked move to lift up Gervinho in an aggressive manner with an interest in teaching Gervinho a lesson for a supposed dive. Gervinho, to his credit, made no effort to appeal for a foul.
To make matters worse, Barton took a retaliatory slap from Gervinho, and proceeded to fall to the ground like he was struck with a heavyweight punch. The acting job worked, as Gervinho received a red card in his Arsenal debut. Barton only received a yellow for the incident.
Arsenal were without Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, and Jack Wilshere. Their absence was very noticeable. The Gunners failed to put together a strong attack.
Arsenal had 11 shots, and two on goal. Newcastle had eight shots and one on goal.
The Gunner had possession for 63 percent of the match.
Here's a look at the highlights.