Martin Atkinson Refs Arsenal Game

Last updated : 11 October 2010 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues have not had the pleasure of the West Yorkshire-based official refereeing any of their games so far this season.

The last time Martin Atkinson took charge of a Blues game was in our away fixture against Aston Villa on 25th April. Stephen Carr, Roger Johnson, Barry Ferguson and the now departed Gregory Vignal were all shown yellow cards in our 1-0 defeat at Villa Park on that occasion.

In total, Martin Atkinson has taken charge of 7 games so far this season in which he has handed out 25 yellow cards and 2 reds.

Dave Richardson and Patrick Keane will be Martin Atkinson's assistants for the game at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

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