Arsenal football club have confirmed that the red card given to David Luiz for a foul on Willian Joséduring in the first half of their Tuesday’s night defeat to Wolves will stand.
Luiz was sent off by Pawson in first-half injury time minute at Molineux after accidentally clipping the leg of Wolves striker Willian Jose in the penalty area as he tried to get back into position.
The decision of referee Craig Pawson to send off the Brazilian defender baffled many football fans, not just Arsenal supporters with many calling the decision “harsh”
All Arsenal’s efforts to see the decision rescinded has now be quashed as The Football Association rejected their appeal and affirmed the referee decision.
In a statement released on club’s website, It reads: “The Football Association have confirmed to us that the red card given to David Luiz on Tuesday against Wolverhampton Wanderers will stand.
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.”
David Luiz will now miss Arsenal matches against Aston Villa, Leeds United and Manchester City.