Breaking: Arsenal defender handed one-match ban by The FA for improper conduct against Chelsea

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has been handed a
one-match ban buy The FA after an Independent
Regulatory Commission hearing. Gabriel had requested
a personal hearing after accepting the charge of
improper conduct during the defeat against Chelsea at
Stamford Bridge.
The incident involved a brawl with Diego Costa which
subsequently saw the Arsenal man get a red card for
his actions. Gabriel pushed players around before he
was sent to the team tunnel. That same act has seen
the Arsenal man given a one-match ban. Initially, it
was feared that the ban will be for 3 matches, but The
FA decided that the player was harshly sent off thus
that charge was overturned earlier this week.
FA confirming Gabriel’s BAN on twitter:
In a statement explaining their decision, The FA said:
“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission
hearing, Arsenal defender Gabriel will serve a one-
match suspension with immediate effect after he
admitted an FA charge of improper conduct.
The charge relates to Gabriel’s behaviour following his
dismissal in or around the 45th minute of the game
against Chelsea on Saturday [19 September 2015].
The player, who requested a personal hearing, was
also fined £10,000 and warned as to his future
conduct.”
Gabriel will miss Arsenal’s league game Leicester
tomorrow which could prove to be a big miss given
how well Leicester have started the season. Players like
Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have been in fine form
and it will need a special performance from the Arsenal
defense to ensure Gunners do not get hurt by the high-
flying foxes.

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