Arsenal have today announced they will be appealing to the FA against Olivier Giroud's red card which he picked up against Fulham last weekend. 

With the game coming to a close, Giroud went over the ball and came in strong on Fulham's Stanislav Manolev. Referee Andre Marriner saw the tackle as a dangerous one and decided to send off the Frenchman.

However, after the game, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that it's clear on the replays that the striker slipped over before making contact. 

TV replays, do in fact, show that just before Giroud went in for the tackle his right foot caused him to slip over which saw him go crashing into the defender.

The FA will hear the claim and then make a decision on Tuesday afternoon as to whether or not they feel the player was sent off wrongfully.

If Arsenal fail with their appeal, it means Giroud will miss three game and with only four games left, it could be the end of his season.

Giroud will currently miss Manchester United at home, Queens Park Rangers away and Wigan Athletic at home.

The loss of the Gunners' main striker could have huge implications in the search for Champions League qualification. 

Therefore Wenger and Arsenal will be sweating on the response from the FA ahead of the visit of Manchester United. 

 

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