Lacazette to miss Rennes double-header

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Lacazette apologises for red card as Emery says he must control his frustrations

Alex Lacazette will miss both legs of Arsenal’s round of 16 clash with Ligue 1 side Rennes after UEFA handed him a three-game ban for last week’s red card against BATE Borisov.

The Frenchman was given his marching orders in the final five minutes of the 1-0 defeat in Belarus for a raised elbow.

UEFA’s statement on Lacazette

Having sat out last night’s 3-0 win in the return game, we’d assumed that was the end of the matter, however, the authorities have deemed his offence to be worthy of more serious punishment.

It’s a pain in the hole…but not the end of the world. Well assuming, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays fit.

Weird how we’ve entered this stage of the tournament with just one senior striker for the second season in a row.

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Keeping it MonReal
Keeping it MonReal

Balls

Pkub
Pkub

What the F*CK?!
Did I miss something or was he not fouled right before he snapped? The red card in general was bit ridiculous, but never mind a 3 game ban.

Hantal
Hantal

He lashed out, it’s a red card offence. But there should also have been a yellow for the foul

JB_
JB_

There was a yellow, Filipovic was booked

David C
David C

Can we appeal or is it an automatic 3 games because of violent contact? Wasn’t much of a hit to be fair, he should have clocked him to make it worth it, haha.

If we can’t beat the 11th best team in France without Laca then we have some real problems.

George
George

Even if we could appeal, they’d only tack on another one for wasting their time.

Can’t really have any complaints about this, even though that Bate guy was being an arse.

Mc1892
Mc1892

Ha, it was absolutely worthy of a 3 game ban. He’s my fave player but I’m sure even the man himself won’t have too many arguments. At least he semi-hit him rather than just a shit brush to the chin like usual.

TheG
TheG

UEFA Agenda:
Step 1: Draw a horrible opponent for Arsenal – failed
Step 2: Schedule it horribly- somewhat failed
Step 3: Look into any wrongdoings by the club and amplify the punishment – Check

Bonus round
Step 4 : Petr – Cech

Cowabunga
Cowabunga

If step 4 happens we’re chech mate.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Pester – Cech

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

Fair enough, Laca should have known elbowing people isn’t allowed unless you play for United…

Rob67
Rob67

Many a true word is spoken in jest 👍

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

It always worked for that fellatio guy

The_Kolkata_Gooner
The_Kolkata_Gooner

How does that Lacazette reaction warrant a three match ban is beyond me…the UEFA is a school teacher who flicks children’s ears for having ears.

CincyArsenalFan
CincyArsenalFan

Any red card for violent conduct is a minimum 3 match ban. This isn’t special to Lafayette.

Bring back David Hillier

UEFA, you shitehawks

Shank

The unighted thing is interesting…… now under the smiling prick, they’ve reverted to Ferguson tactics of “ take them down if necessary”…. just doesn’t work against better European teams thankfully

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

They are still playing mourinhball. People don’t like him yes, but it’s pretty much his legacy at play, and it made it easy to build upon, as is always the case of inheriting defensive minded teams. Organizing the defense and finding the balance is the hardest part. MourinhoBall of score a goal and defend the lead, fast transition and counter-attack. The new coach only added a bit of attacking freedom. And of course, now the players actually want to play. A curious point to be made about their mentality.

Pradeep Kachhala
Pradeep Kachhala

Well it’s only for 2 Europa games and that means laca can start the league games

Hantal
Hantal

Giroud was lucky to get away with a swung elbow last night

Cacho
Cacho

This isn’t ideal, but I still like to think we will Rennes on their parade

Santori
Santori

Rennes seems a good draw. That said we are our own worst enemies.

Then again let’s not metion these games again ever…

Get beaten and we are crap.

Beat them and they are crap.

Beat good opponents (with Mustafi) and they are having an off day.

Arsenal fans are entitled self righteous lot. Can never please them. Even when we win it’s like a loss.

Caligunner
Caligunner

Do you read and understand what you write before posting?

“Arsenal fans are entitled self righteous lot. Can never please them. Even when we win it’s like a loss.”

Santori
Santori

We have played solo with Auba up top to good effect. He may be still too wasteful and poor at protecting the ball for us but he hasn’t racked up his tally from nothing either.

Jack gunner
Jack gunner

Bate were no match for Arsenal.The gunners laid seize to the Bate goal
but shooting past a massed crowd has always been a problem.
I fear that against the other teams ,the gunners will be ripe for the
speedy counter attack.In contrast the gunners is tsill too slow .
Watch how Watford hit 5 against Cardiff whom Arsenal had a hard time.

Naked cygan
Naked cygan

Some git up there does not like us!!!