Arsenal appeal to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ban reduced so he can play Chelsea

Arsenal are hoping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s three-game ban will be reduced.

The Gunners captain was sent off on Saturday in the 1-1 draw away to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Aubameyang initially escaped serious punishment from match official Paul Tierney but VAR intervened.

Arsenal’s top scorer saw red after the review, having caught Max Meyer high on his ankle in a dangerous tackle.

Mikel Arteta will certainly miss the forward in the Gunners’ upcoming games against Sheffield United and Chelsea in the Premier League before a trip to Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round.

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Arsenal , though, are now hoping to see Aubameyang’s three-match suspension reduced by the FA, according to the Daily Mail .

An appeal has been put in for a reduction as Arsenal believe the tackle did not constitute serious foul play.

If the Gunners are successful in their move to knock Aubameyang’s suspension down to one game, he will be able to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League next Tuesday (8.15pm).

Arsenal are arguing their case to the FA as they did to referee Paul Tierney on the pitch at Selhurst Park
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Arsenal feel the punishment is unfair, especially as VAR official Craig Pawson spent a lengthy amount of time deliberating over the decision when watching the footage back.

The FA have been asked to review the challenge themselves.

And Arsenal also point to the fact Andy Robertson escaped punishment from VAR for a similar tackle in Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday evening.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta must get more out of his other attackers with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now sidelined through suspension
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