Koscielny out after appeal fails

09 November 2010 05:00
Laurent Koscielny will miss Arsenal's Barclays Premier League game at Wolves after seeing his appeal against his sending-off against Newcastle dismissed. Koscielny will serve an immediate two-match ban, joining fellow centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle), left-back Kieran Gibbs (knee) and Aaron Ramsey (broken leg) on the sidelines. Should goalkeeper Manuel Almunia recover from an elbow injury, he could supplant Lukasz Fabianski in goal. Andrey Arshavin is also pushing for a start after coming off the bench on Saturday, although the best fellow forward Robin van Persie (ankle) can hope for is another substitute appearance.

Source: PA