Gunners number one to escape without punishment.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is likely to avoid a ban after appearing to aim a ‘wanker’ sign at the fourth official in the 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, reports The Guardian.
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The Gunners goalkeeper made the gesture following his straight red card for fouling Arjen Robben in the 2-0 Champions League last-16 first leg defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Reports yesterday claimed the Pole could be banned for two European matches – which in all likelihood would rule him out of the Gunners’ first European match of next season as well as the second leg – but it is understood the referee, Nicola Rizzoli, did not include the incident in his match report, meaning UEFA are unlikely to take further action against Szczesny.
The Pole will serve a one-match ban, missing the second leg in Bavaria.
In the last few moments, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told a press conference he would look to punish Szczesny for the gesture.
Wenger on punishing Szczesny for gesture: "We'll deal with that internally. We don't agree with that."
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