Luiz to miss Aston Villa clash after FA upholds red card.

Arsenal have lost their appeal to overturn David Luiz’s red card against Wolves  but a ban for Southampton’s Jan Bednarek has been rescinded.

Gunners centre-back Luiz clipped Willian Jose’s heel in the box in a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, while Bednarek was adjudged to have fouled Anthony Martial in Saints’ 9-0 loss at Manchester United.

An Arsenal statement said the club were disappointed  with the appeal result. Defender Bednarek will now be available for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

Craig Pawson was the referee in charge – and following a video assistant referee check the decision remained, although Pawson was not asked to review the incident on the pitchside monitor.

Luiz, will now miss Arsenal’s Premier League game at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said earlier on Thursday that he was “very hopeful” the decision would be reversed.

“I’m very hopeful. That’s why we put the appeal in. We went through all the images and we think the red card should be overruled. That’s why we appealed,” said Arteta.

The match also saw Bern Leno sent-off for a handball outside the eighteen area to deny Wolves a scoring opportunity . That means Arsenal will also be without their first choice keeper Leno and instead do with inexperienced Alex Runarsson.

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