Arsenal confirm David Luiz’s red card WILL stand following failed appeal in the aftermath of the Brazilian’s controversial sending off against Wolves
- Arsenal have been unsuccessful in their appeal against David Luiz’s red card
- The defender was controversially sent off against Wolves with the use of VAR
- Luiz was adjudged to have slightly caught striker Willian Jose and caused a foul
- The Gunners say they ‘worked really hard’ to make a case against the decision
Arsenal have been informed that the controversial red card shown to defender David Luiz against Wolves will stand, and the player will now undertake a suspension.
Luiz was handed the straight-red dismissal following an apparent coming together with striker Willian Jose inside the area, which saw the Wolves forward left sprawling on the turf as a result.
Luiz immediately pleaded his innocence to the referee after a penalty kick and red card were awarded, only for the Video Assistant Referee to back up the decision and confirm his exit from the field.
David Luiz was controverisally sent off at Molineux and Arsenal have failed in their appeal
The Brazilian was adjudged to have caught Willian Jose and sent the Wolves man sprawling
Arsenal were left seething with the decision, and went on to lose the game 2-1 in the Midlands to see their Premier League season take another set-back.
In the aftermath of the tie manager Mikel Arteta confirmed the Gunners would appeal the decision, and said he would accept the call if VAR could clearly justify why the action was taken.
However, on Thursday afternoon the Gunners took to their official website and social media accounts to let supporters know that the FA would not be overturning the decision.
‘The Football Association have confirmed to us that the red card given to David Luiz on Tuesday against Wolves will stand,’ Arsenal commented.
A club statement then added: ‘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.’