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Arsenal Hopeful FA Will Reduce Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 3-Match Ban for Palace Red Card

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?Arsenal are hopeful that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's three-match ban will be reduced after he was sent off during the club's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

In recent weeks alone, Arsenal believe that Andrew Robertson should have been given a red card by the VAR for his tackle on Tottenham's  Nicolas Pépé have also been on the end of challenges which Arsenal believe should have resulted in sendings off if the same level of punishment was applied.

The Gabon international saw an initial yellow card upgraded by the Video Assistant Referee following his tackle on Max Meyer.

If Aubameyang's three-game ban in upheld, Mikel Arteta will likely draft in either  Gabriel Martinelli or Bukayo Saka to start on the left side of Arsenal's attack.

Arsenal are not going to appeal the decision to get Aubameyang's red card overturned, but Goal report that the club are hopeful his three-game ban will be reduced due to a handful of The Gunners believe that Aubameyang didn't  use excessive force in the tackle and that it was only made to look worse during replays, while they're also confident that there are examples of similar challenges where the VAR hasn't intervened.

They've scored 11 goals between them across all competitions this season - five fewer than Aubameyang - while Arsenal have only had eight different goalscorers in the Premier League.

As things stand, Aubameyang won't be available for selection until next month as he will miss Premier League matches against Sheffield United and Chelsea, as well as their trip to Bournemouth in the FA Cup.
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