Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has had his appeal for wrongful dismissal rejected by the Football Association and he will serve a three-match ban.
The Frenchman received a straight red card from referee Andre Marriner for an over the ball challenge on Fulham's Stanislav Manolev.
Arsenal appealed the decision but after an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Tuesday it was decided the decision should stand.
The former Montpellier forward has scored 11 goals for Arsenal this season since his 13 million pounds transfer in the summer.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has no complaints about Olivier Giroud's red card in their 1-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.The former Montpellier striker ruined his own chances of a late season flourish as he saw red in the final minutes of the win after stretching to control a ball that had gotten away from him.
Arsenal battled to a 1-0 win at Fulham to move back up into third in the English Premier League on Saturday.After Steve Sidwell's early red card, Arsene Wenger's men struggled at a sun-bathed Craven Cottage but secured the win thanks to Per Mertesacker's first-half effort.
Arsenal need a win at Fulham on Saturday if they are to keep their late-season charge for a Champions League berth going strong.Arsene Wenger's side have lost just one of their past 11 English Premier League games, and head into the encounter at Craven Cottage in fourth place - just one point behind third-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.