QPR defender Stephane Mbia sorry after red card against Arsenal
Queens Park Rangers defender Stephane Mbia has apologised after he was sent off during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.
Last Updated: 29/10/12 6:16pm
Mbia was dismissed 10 minutes from time at Emirates Stadium with the score at 0-0 after kicking out at Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen.
The Cameroon international will now miss QPR's upcoming Premier League games against Reading, Stoke and Southampton, and has vowed to learn from his red card.
"I'm sorry about Saturday," Mbia wrote on Twitter. "I've learned for next time.
"Thanks to fans and team for the support. Very focused for next important dates."
Mikel Arteta went on to score an 84th minute winner for Arsenal, while QPR boss Hughes was unhappy with Vermaelen's role in the red card for Mbia.
Speaking after the game, Hughes said: "That's a frustration because the linesman has actually given a free-kick our way.
"Stephane was on the floor and he has swung the leg, there is very minimal contact and Vermaelen is going to make the most of that situation. He dives and rolls around, and makes sure the referee makes a decision.
"There is contact and it's a wild challenge. It's a sending off that has really hurt us at a point in time when we're making positive substitutions as there was a real opportunity to get three points."