Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has had his red card decision overturned by UEFA after an appeal.
The French ace was given his marching orders late in the first-leg of Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov after lashing out an elbow.
The striker was due to serve a three-match ban for seeing red.
Arsenal were unsuccessful in their appeal, but the striker has seen his suspension reduced to two matches.
And with Arsenal currently 3-1 down in their tie with Rennes, Gunners fans will be thrilled to see Lacazette available for Thursday’s return leg at the Emirates.
A statement from UEFA read: “The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld.
“To suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.
“Lacazette has already served the two-match suspension following Arsenal FC’s Uefa Europa League matches – round of 32 second-leg match against BATE Borisov on February 21, and round of 16 first-leg match against Rennes on March 7.”
Arsenal can qualify for the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over the Ligue 1 outfit. However, if Rennes score, Emery’s side must respond with at least four goals for automatic qualification.