GOOD NEWS: Arsenal Star Returns for Rennes Clash

alexandre lacazette suspension over

Unai Emery is set to welcome one of his star men back into the squad for the Europa League clash on Thursday.

Alexandre Lacazette has now been cleared by UEFA to feature for his side in their last-16 second-leg tie at the Emirates Stadium.

The lethal striker got a straight red card in their 1-0 loss to BATE in the last-32 first-leg match meaning he was suspended for three games.

Following an appeal from Arsenal, the European football governing body looked into his case file and have reduced his ban to two games.

Having already missed the last-32 reverse fixture with BATE Borisov and the first leg of the round of 16, last week, Lacazette will be available for selection tomorrow.

The Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision reads as follows:

“The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld. To suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.

"Note: Lacazette has already served the two-match suspension following Arsenal FC’s Uefa Europa League matches - round of 32 second-leg match against BATE Borisov on February 21, and round of 16 first-leg match against Rennes on March 7."

This is a positive one for Arsenal who will be gunning to qualify for the quarter-final despite suffering a 3-1 defeat away in France some days back.

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