On Tuesday afternoon, the Football Association released the following statement:

"At a Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim for wrongful dismissal from Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny was dismissed.

"As a result, Koscielny will serve a two-match suspension with immediate effect as this was his second dismissal of the season.

"Koscielny was dismissed for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity against Newcastle on November 7."

The defender will now miss the Premier League games against Wolves and Everton on Wednesday and Sunday respectively.

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