David Luiz red card appeal fails, Arsenal ‘disappointed’ with the FA decision to uphold the red card given
to their defender David Luiz The Brazilian was sent off during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Molineux Stadium
on Tuesday after his knee clipped Wolves striker Willian Jose in the 18-yard box
‘The Football Association have confirmed that the red card given to David Luiz on Tuesday against
Wolverhampton Wanderers will stand,’
Arsenal said in a statement. ‘We have worked really hard to overturn David Luiz’s red card.
We presented our case to the FA but are disappointed that our appeal has been unsuccessful. ‘
We accept the FA’s decision and continue our preparations for Saturday’s match against Aston Villa.’
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he was “very hopeful” Luiz’s red card would be overturned,
but the Gunners confirmed on Thursday afternoon their appeal had failed and the 33-year-old will be
suspended for one game.