Arsenal star could be banned despite rescinded red card

The Football Association could still ban Arsenal star Gabriel Paulista despite his red card in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea officially being rescinded, according to reports from the Daily Star.

Gabriel was sent off in the fixture for appearing to stamp on Blues ace Diego Costa following a brawl between the two, but video evidence given by the Gunners supposedly showed that the defender did not make contact with the Spain international striker.

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Therefore the FA has withdrawn the dismissal, with Costa instead being slapped with a three-game ban.

However, when Gabriel was given his marching orders, the centre-back refused to leave the pitch in protest, and had to be held back by Hector Bellerin.

His actions could now be charged with improper conduct, with either a fine or a ban being given if the FA finds him guilty.

The 24-year-old is still expected to feature this weekend when the Gunners travel to the KingPower Stadium to face an in-form Leicester City side.