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FA turns down Giroud appeal

April 23, 2013
By ESPN staff
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has had his claim for wrongful dismissal rejected by the Football Association.

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Giroud, 26, was sent off by referee Andre Marriner in the 90th minute of Saturday's 1-0 win at Craven Cottage for his challenge on Stanislav Manolev.

The Gunners decided to appeal the decision, with the forward set to miss the games against Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and Wigan through suspension.

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