The suspension threat for Unai Emery and Arsenal because the Gunners put together to face Leicester Metropolis

He might not have featured for Arsenal in current weeks following his alternate with supporters within the draw with Crystal Palace, however Granit Xhaka may pose Unai Emery a unique drawback, if chosen to face Leicester Metropolis tomorrow (Saturday).

That is as a result of the Swiss worldwide is only one reserving away from a suspension, having collected 4 yellow playing cards within the Premier League up to now this season.

Any participant with 5 yellow playing cards earlier than the 20th league sport of the season will serve an automated one-game suspension, with a number of gamers within the prime flight already serving a one-match ban, together with Palace captain Luka Milivojevic and Tottenham defender Danny Rose.


Three gamers – Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma and Manchester United’s Ashley Younger – are all set to serve a ban this weekend after accumulating 5 yellow playing cards.

Xhaka is the one Arsenal participant who’s one warning away from a suspension, however the Gunners do have two gamers who’re at present on three yellow playing cards for the season; Calum Chambers and Matteo Guendouzi.

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4 different Arsenal gamers – Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis, David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – all have two bookings up to now this season, with eight extra video games earlier than the minimize off level for a one-match suspension for 5 yellow playing cards.

After 19 video games, the danger of a one-game suspension for 5 bookings ceases, however gamers can nonetheless be banned for 2 matches in the event that they accumulate ten bookings earlier than the 33rd match of the season, and a three-game ban for accumulating 15 yellow playing cards earlier than the top of the season.

This might grow to be an element for Emery in his crew choice, though within the case of Xhaka, he has not been concerned in any of the matchday squads since he reacted to supporters on the Emirates Stadium final month.

Xhaka has educated with the primary crew since, however has been stripped of the captaincy by Emery, with the Spaniard not involving him in any of the three matches for the reason that sport with Crystal Palace.

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