Arsenal appeal against Vermaelen's red card in win over West Ham

23 March 2010 09:33
Arsenal have appealed against the red card shown to Thomas Vermaelen inSaturday's match against West Ham.[LNB]The club confirmed their challenge to the decision last night and the appeal will be heard this evening.[LNB]Defender Vermaelen was ordered off shortly before half-time for bringing down Guillermo Franco inside the penalty area and faces a one-match ban[LNB] This doesn't look good: Branco goes down after Vermaelen's challenge...[LNB] [LNB] ... the Arsenal man is sent off ...[LNB] [LNB] ... but manager Arsene Wenger is on hand to inform him they will be appealing against it[LNB]Arsenal were leading 1-0 and went on to win 2-0, with West Ham's Alessandro Diamanti missing the penalty which followed Vermaelen's dismissal.[LNB]A statement from the Football Association on Arsenal's website said: 'The FA has received a claim for wrongful dismissal from Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.[LNB]'Vermaelen was shown a red card for denying  an obvious goalscoring opportunity during Arsenal's match against West Ham United on Saturday 20 March.[LNB]'A regulatory commission will hear the claim on Tuesday 23 March.'[LNB] Van Persie sets sights on Double as Arsenal star reveals his return plansHenry: I don't want to play against Arsenal and I certainly won't celebrateLille ace Hazard admits he's flattered by Arsenal and Liverpool interestArsenal 2 West Ham 0: Fabregas bans Barca talk to focus on title chargeARSENAL FC

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