Eddie Nketiah to serve 3-match ban as Arsenal fail in red card appeal

Eddie Nketiah to serve 3-match ban as Arsenal fail in red card appeal

- Eddie Nketiah was sent-off in Arsenal's draw at home to Leicester City

- Referee changed his initial yellow card to a red after consulting VAR for the player’s mistimed challenge

- The 21-year-old will now serve a three match ban and will miss Gunners' games vs Tottenham and Liverpool

Eddie Nketiah’s initial yellow card was changed into a red after referee Chris Kavanagh consulted VAR over his late tackle on Leicester City’s James Justin on Tuesday night at the Emirates stadium.

The Foxes held the Gunners to a 1-1 draw as Arsenal’s hope of finishing in the top four suffers huge setback.

Nketiah came on as a substitute in the second half and was on the pitch for barely four minutes before his mistimed tackle appeared to have hit Justin badly.

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The 21-year-old was consequently suspended and Arsenal’s quest to get the red card decision overturned has been ruled out by the FA as he will now proceed on the mandatory three-match ban.

Eddie Nketiah: Arsenal star to serve 3-match ban as Gunners fail in red card appeal

Eddie Nketiah walks of the pitch after being shown a red card. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The England U21 international has hit four goals in his last 13 appearances, the latest of which came during a 2-0 victory away at Southampton last month.

Meanwhile, French professional footballer, Matteo Guendouzi, who plays for Premier League side Arsenal is now facing the possibility of leaving the North London club over reported feud with boss Mikel Arteta.

The 21-year-old joined Arsenal last two seasons from Lorient under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery and has been impressive since he got to the first team at the Emirates stadium.

Last season, the Frenchman was among the Arsenal players who reached the final of the Europa League before losing the final against Chelsea.

Presently, Guendouzi is not having things rosy at the Emirates stadium as he has been frozen out of the first team by Arsenal boss Arteta.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that with Juventus desperate in having Chelsea’s Jorginho in their team, the Old Lady have offered Arsenal legend Aaron Ramsey or possibly Adrien Rabiot to the Premier League club.

The Serie A leaders are looking to a possible transfer exchange deal where a player and funds will be swapped for the Italian midfielder.

Jorginho played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and the manager if keen on reuniting with his former player with reports talks are currently ongoing.

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