The FA has released the following statement:

Arsenal’s Alex Song will begin a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted a charge of violent conduct.

Song was charged following an incident during Arsenal’s fixture at Newcastle United on Saturday, August 13.

Please note: Alex will be suspended for Liverpool (h) on Saturday, Manchester United (a) on Sunday, August 28 and Swansea City (h) on Saturday, September 10.

He will be eligible to play in the UEFA Champions League Play-Off second leg in Udinese next Wednesday.

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