Arsenal fail in Koscielny appeal

FOOTBALL: Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will serve a two-match ban after an appeal against his sending-off against Newcastle was rejected by the Football Association. The Frenchman will miss tomorrow’s trip to Wolves and Sunday’s tough looking encounter at Everton. Meanwhile, manager Arsene Wenger admits Thomas Vermaelen, who has been out of action since August, has suffered another setback in his recovery from an Achilles injury and has no idea when he will return to first team action.