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Gunners hit out as Eduardo lands two-game 'diving' ban

ARSENAL chiefs told of their frustration last night after striker Eduardo was handed a two-match ban by Uefa for diving.<br /><br />The Croatia international was found guilty of deceiving referee Manuel Gonzalez as he fell under the challenge of Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc in last week&rsquo;s Champions League qualifier.<br /><br />It means the striker will now miss his side&rsquo;s matches against Standard Liege and Olympiakos.<br /><br />Arsenal have three days to appeal against Uefa&rsquo;s decision but the club say they want more information on the disciplinary panel&rsquo;s findings before deciding whether or not to try and overturn the ban.<br /><br />&ldquo;We have been informed that we will receive a &lsquo;reasoned decision&rsquo; from Uefa by Thursday,&rdquo; a statement read. &ldquo;Once we receive Uefa&rsquo;s rationale, we will make a decision on the next steps.<br /><br />&ldquo;We have been deeply frustrated by the perfunctory and apparently arbitrary process that Uefa has followed in this instance. We believe it is imperative that Uefa&rsquo;s explanation for its decision provides clear and comprehensive standards that will be consistently enforced.&rdquo;<br /><br />Eduardo&rsquo;s actions sparked a furious reaction from Boruc and the other Celtic players, but the Croatian has been fiercely defended by boss Arsene Wenger, who branded the charge a &ldquo;complete disgrace&rdquo; and insisted his striker was being used as part of a &ldquo;witch-hunt.&rdquo;<br /><br />Uefa chiefs previously banned Lithuania&rsquo;s Saulius Mikoliunas for two games after diving for a penalty against Scotland during a Euro 2008 qualifier in September 2007.