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.
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.