Arsenal launch Koscielny appeal

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Arsenal have launched an appeal against the sending-off of central defender Laurent Koscielny.

The 25-year-old was red-carded late on in Arsenal's 1-0 defeat by Newcastle after he fouled Nile Ranger on the edge of the box.

The FA said: "Arsenal FC have today (Monday) submitted a claim of wrongful dismissal, following the dismissal of Laurent Koscielny for the denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity."

The claim will be heard by an independent regulatory commission on Tuesday.

If Arsenal lose the appeal Koscielny will be suspended for the Gunners' trip to Wolves on Wednesday.

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