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The Football Association has thrown out Arsenal’s appeal against the red card David Luiz picked up during a 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Tuesday.
Luiz was sent off for the third time in his Gunners career, after being adjudged to have committed a last-man foul on Wolves striker Jose by referee Craig Pawson.
Manager Mikel Arteta had been “very hopeful” of overturning the decision, adding that putting the blame on Luiz for the incident “isn’t fair”.
Arsenal have accepted the FA’s decision, but insist they are “disappointed that our appeal has been unsuccessful”.
However, Southampton will have defender Jan Bednarek available for their game against Newcastle on Saturday, after his red card against Manchester United was overturned.
Referee Mike Dean initially awarded a spot-kick, but only checked for a possible red card offence on the VAR pitchside monitor.
Rules state if last-man defenders bring down attackers without attempting to play the ball, they will be sent off.
Dean opted to show Bednarek a red, though the centre-back did not agree with the decision.