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Arsenal to appeal against Eduardo’s UEFA ban

Arsenal are to appeal against the two-match ban imposed by UEFA on striker Eduardo da Silva for diving in a Champions League match last week.

sports Updated: Sep 03, 2009 23:14 IST

Arsenal are to appeal against the two-match ban imposed by UEFA on striker Eduardo da Silva for diving in a Champions League match last week. "We strongly believe that the decision taken is deeply flawed and not based on any forensic view of the video evidence available," the Premier League club said on Thursday.

“There are obvious errors and inconsistencies in UEFA's judgement and we intend to appeal.” The Brazilian-born Croatia international was given the ban after UEFA's disciplinary and control panel ruled he had tried to deceive the referee to win a penalty in the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League playoff tie against Celtic.

Eduardo converted the penalty to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead on the night and a 3-0 aggregate advantage.