Arsenal’s appeal to call off against the red card David Luiz picked up during Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Wolves has been thrown out by the Football Association.
After being convicted of having committed a last-man foul on Wolves striker Jose by referee Craig Pawson, Luiz was sent off for the third time in his Gunners career.
Boss Mikel Arteta was “very hopeful” of overturning the verdict, adding that it “is not fair” to blame Luiz for the incident.
Arsenal acknowledged the FA’s ruling, but they insist they are “disappointed that our appeal has failed.”
However, after his red card against Manchester United was reversed on Saturday, Southampton will have defender Jan Bednarek for their game against Newcastle.
Referee Mike Dean has initially given a spot-kick, but only reviewed the VAR pitchside monitor for a potential red card offence.
If last-man defenders bring down attackers without trying to play the ball, the rules state that they will be sent off.
Although the centre-back did not agree with the decision, Dean decided to show Bednarek a red one.