Alexandre Lacazette will be available for Arsenal’s crucial Europa League last-16 showdown with Rennes on Thursday night after UEFA reduced his three-match ban to two matches.
This hands Arsenal a major boost ahead of their UEFA Europa League .
The Frenchman was handed a three-match ban following a straight red card after elbowing an opponent during Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat away at BATE Borisov during their last-32 first leg meeting. Having missed the second leg of that tie and 3-1 defeat in France last week, Arsenal have seen an appeal reduce the suspe”nsion to just two games.
The Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision read: “The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld.