By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 21:38 GMT, 2 March 2020 | Updated: 21:41 GMT, 2 March 2020
Arsenal fans were left incensed on Monday after Matteo Guendouzi was booked for theatrically placing the ball down for a free kick by referee Mike Dean.
The French midfielder was cautioned by Dean during the first half of the Gunners' FA Cup tie with Portsmouth, leaving supporters bemused as to why he was booked.
Moments before the booking, Guendouzi managed to win his side a free kick just before the half-time interval but when he tried to take it quickly, he was told the ball wasn't taken in the correct place.
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Matteo Guendouzi was booked for sarcastically placing the ball down against Portsmouth
The Frenchman was told his free kick had been taken in the wrong place twice
Guendouzi sarcastically slams the ball on the turf in full view of Dean during the first half
When he tried taking it again, Dean pointed out that the ball was again not in the correct position leading to a frustrated Guendouzi picking up the ball high above his head before placing it on the ground with