By Chris Harris


Arsène Wenger is "likely" to appeal the red card awarded to Gervinho on Saturday.


The Ivorian forward was dismissed towards the end of Arsenal's 0-0 draw at Newcastle following an altercation with midfielder Joey Barton.


Gervinho's sending off tarnished a highly-promising Premier League debut and Wenger was asked if he would appeal the decision.


"I am likely to," he replied.

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