Arsenal launch Koscielny appeal

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 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 tomorrow. If Arsenal

lose the appeal Koscielny will be suspended for the Gunners’ trip

to Wolves on Wednesday.