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Arsenal confirm they will lodge Eduardo appeal

Arsenal have declared they will appeal Eduardo's two-match ban by UEFA this week.

European football's governing body handed down the ruling against the Croatia international for "deceiving the referee" when he went down in the box at Emirates Stadium last week despite there appearing to be no contact with Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

However, Arsenal have issued a strongly-worded statement indicating their intention not to let the matter rest.

"The club is in receipt of UEFA's reasoned decision in relation to the charge against Eduardo," the statement read.

"We strongly believe that the decision taken is deeply flawed and not based on any forensic review of the video evidence available.

"There are obvious errors and inconsistencies in UEFA's judgment and we intend to appeal."

Arsenal are understood to have made a 19-page submission to UEFA ahead of the original hearing, which clearly made little impact on the panel, and following the announcement of Eduardo's ban, slammed the "arbitrary process" followed by the European governing body.

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