Arsenal fail to get Torreira ban overturned
Lucas Torreira will miss Arsenal's next three domestic games after the club failed to get his suspension overturned.
The Uruguay international, who has received rave reviews since arriving at the Emirates Stadium from Sampdoria last summer, picked up the suspension after being shown a straight red card following a late challenge on Tottenham's Danny Rose during the closing stages of Saturday's north London derby at Wembley.
The Gunners appealed referee Anthony Taylor's decision but the Football Association have now decided to uphold the official's original call, which means Torreira will miss Arsenal's upcoming league games against Manchester United, Newcastle and Everton.
Torreira's ban does not affect his involvement in European competition, which means he is available for the first leg of Arsenal's Europa League last-16 tie with Rennes at Roazhon Park on Thursday.
Given his unavailability for domestic matches over the next few weeks, it is expected the 23-year-old will start the game in France.
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.