According to Daily Mail, Arsenal’s squad has been dealt a further blow with Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny set to serve a suspension in this week’s Champions League Qualification match against Fenerbahce.
The duo picked up a yellow card each in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Bayern Munich, totaling 3 yellow cards apiece in last years tournament which usually constitutes a suspension for the next match. As the Gunners were knocked out of the competition, the English rumour-mill newspaper seem to think the ban will carry over into the new competition.
Thanks to the fans on allArsenal.com that have brought the news to our attention and I’ve done some digging and as far as I’m aware yellow card suspensions become void at the end of the current competition. Anyone have any more news on this? I’m hoping it is just a blunder on the Mail’s part.
Some bans carry over into the new season like a red card suspension or behavioral bans that have been handed out after matches, but from what I believe this is no reason to fret.
Check out our recent article detailing Arsenal’s possible lineup against the Turkish outfit.