FA CUP BLOW FOR ARSENAL AFTER FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION’S DECISION

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny will miss the FA Cup final against Chelsea after Arsenal’s appeal against his red card was rejected by the FA.

Koscielny was shown a red card in the 14th minute of the Gunners’ 3-1 win at home to Everton on Sunday for a horror tackle on Enner Valencia.

Arsenal appealed against the red card, but the FA have confirmed it has been rejected – meaning Koscielny will miss the Gunners’ next three games, starting with the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

A statement on the FA’s website on Tuesday read: “Laurent Koscielny will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a claim of wrongful dismissal was unsuccessful.

“The Arsenal defender was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Everton on Sunday [21 May 2017].

“An Independent Regulatory Commission heard the case today [Tuesday 23 May 2017].”

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