UEFA to throw book at Bayern over offensive banners at Arsenal game

Bayern Munich supporters during Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Allianz Arena.

UEFA are set to take action against Bayern Munich over a banner which was displayed by the German club’s supporters at their Champions League match against Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The apparently homophobic banner was targeted at Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, a Germany international.

And UEFA chief of press Pedro Pinto tweeted on Wednesday morning: "There will be news from UEFA on the matter this afternoon."

Pinto also said UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern over a banner related to Kosovo which was displayed at the same match.

Bayern winger Xherdan Shaqiri is of Kosovar origin, although he fled to Switzerland with his family as a child and represents the Swiss at international level.

Kosovo played their first FIFA-approved international last Wednesday and drew 0-0 at home against Haiti, six years after declaring independence from Serbia.

The Champions League second-leg tie finished 1-1, meaning defending champions Bayern advance to the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate.