Mohamed Elneny's red card against Southampton overturned
Last Updated: 11/04/18 5:01pm
The FA has overturned the red card Mohamed Elneny received in Sunday's 3-2 win against Southampton following an appeal from Arsenal.
The Egypt international was shown a straight red by referee Andre Marriner for raising his hands in a confrontation with Saints defender Cedric in stoppage time at the Emirates Stadium.
Southampton defender Jack Stephens was also sent off in the closing stages of the match for a clash with Jack Wilshere, who received a booking.
A statement from the FA read: "Mohamed Elneny will be available for Arsenal's next three games after an Independent Regulatory Commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Southampton on Sunday, April 8, 2018."
In his post-match press conference on Sunday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was surprised by the decision to send off Elneny and suggested the club would appeal the decision.
"I was a bit surprised Elneny was sent off," he said.
"He's a fair player, not an aggressive player. Has he touched the player in his face or not? I don't know. If he has done it I think it's accidental."
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