Arsenal have launched an appeal against the red card issued to Eddie Nketiah during Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.
The striker was given his marching orders just four minutes after coming on as a substitute for Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners then failed to hold on to their lead following the sending off, conceding through Jamie Vardy's 84th-minute equaliser.
? "I'm extremely proud of our team and the way we played against this type of opposition with how dominant we were in the first half. But clearly, we should've gone three or four-nil up and killed the game. That's what you have to do with this type of opposition."#ARSLEI pic.twitter.com/pTgHsmw7O8
Nketiah was initially shown just a yellow card by referee Christopher Kavanagh, but VAR reviewed the decision and instructed Kavanagh to view his pitch side monitor. After a brief consultation, the match official upgraded the punishment to a red card.
As confirmed by Goal, Arsenal have since opted to appeal the decision, knowing that the ban can't be extended further if their appeal fails given that the initial decision was a yellow card followed by VAR intervention.