Arsenal fail with Nketiah red card appeal

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Arsenal have failed in their attempts to get Eddie Nketiah’s red card against Leicester overturned or his ban reduced.

The England U21 striker will now face a three-game suspension after he received a straight red card for a late challenge on James Justin, shortly after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Wednesday.

Nketiah miss the matches against Tottenham and Liverpool, as well as next week’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta was incensed by the dismissal, particularly as Leicester striker Jamie Vardy had earlier escaped sanction after catching Shkodran Mustafi with a flailing boot before going on to net a late equaliser for the Foxes nine minutes after Nketiah’s red card.

Nketiah, who was on loan at Leeds earlier this season, has played a part in all of Arsenal’s Premier League games since the restart and opened the scoring in last month’s 2-0 win over Southampton.

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By Sky Sports

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