Alex Lacazette is now eligible for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Rennes after his Uefa ban was reduced to two matches.
Our striker was initially serving a three-match ban following a red card in our last-32 first-leg game against BATE Borisov, but will now be able to play in this week’s match having already served his reduced two-match ban.
The Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision reads as follows:
“The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld. To suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.
"Note: Lacazette has already served the two-match suspension following Arsenal FC’s Uefa Europa League matches - round of 32 second-leg match against BATE Borisov on February 21, and round of 16 first-leg match against Rennes on March 7."
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