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FA upholds Koscielny ban ahead of FA Cup final

Koscielny was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Enner Valencia. Credit: PA

Laurent Koscielny will miss Arsenal's FA Cup final clash with Chelsea through suspension after the FA rejected Arsenal's an against the red card he received against Everton on Sunday.

The France international was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver for a reckless tackle on Enner Valencia in the 14th minute at the Emirates Stadium, and will serve a three-match ban that carries over to the next Premier League campaign.