FA Reject Olivier Giroud Red Card Appeal

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The FA today released a statement on the appeal Arsenal made for Olivier Giroud’s sending off at Fulham this weekend. Giroud appeared to have slipped before going into a challenge with Stanislav Manolev, but his challenge was just over the ball and caught the Fulham player’s ankle. The FA released this statement on the appeal:

Following a Regulatory Commission hearing today, Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has had his claim for wrongful dismissal rejected. Giroud was dismissed for serious foul play during his side’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday 20 April 2013. The player’s three-match suspension will therefore commence with immediate effect.

Giroud will now start a three match ban at an incredibly vital time for Arsenal. How do you see Arsene Wenger changing his formation to suit the squad he has at his disposal?

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