FA Cup: Arsenal Best Defender Loses Red Card Appeal

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Defender Laurent Koscielny is out of Saturday's FA Cup final after Arsenal's appeal against his red card in their 3-1 win over Everton was dismissed by the Football Association.

The France international was dismissed for a tackle on Enner Valencia on the final day of the Premier League season

The 31-year-old has been banned for three games, starting with the Wembley final against London rivals Chelsea.

Manager Arsene Wenger could also be without centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.

The Germany international is recovering from a suspected concussion but Saturday's game may come too soon for him.

Fellow central defender Gabriel left Sunday's game on a stretcher and is also a big doubt.

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