Arsenal win Elneny appeal (photo credit: Skysports)

Mohamed Elneny’s red card in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Southampton has been overturned by the English FA following an appeal from the Gunners.

Referee Andre Marriner showed the Egypt international a red for raising his hands in a confrontation with Saints defender Cedric in stoppage time at Emirates.

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“Mohamed Elneny will be available for Arsenal’s next three games after an Independent Regulatory Commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Southampton on Sunday, April 8, 2018,” a statement from the FA read.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had said on Sunday he was surprised by the decision to send off Elneny.

“I was a bit surprised Elneny was sent off,” he said.

“He’s a fair player, not an aggressive player. Has he touched the player in his face or not? I don’t know. If he has done it I think it’s accidental.”