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Tottenham Player, Moussa Sissoko, faces ban over elbow charge

Tottenham Player, Moussa Sissoko, faces ban over elbow charge

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko will face a three match ban after elbowing Bournemouth's Harry Arter, consequently missing the north London derby with Arsenal.

The France midfielder has accepted a violent conduct charge for the incident during Saturday's goalless draw. Sissoko, 27, apologised, however,  was charged by the Football Association.

His suspension will include Tuesday's EFL Cup tie at Liverpool, plus league games against Leicester and Arsenal.

The FA said the incident was missed by match officials.

"I need to say the elbow was in the face of Arter and it is clear," Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday.

"We are in a period where we need all the squad, all the players to compete. It's difficult now because he is a player who was in our plans to play tomorrow, so we have to change a little bit."

Speaking to Match of the Day after Saturday's game, Arter said he was happy to accept Sissoko's explanation that the contact was accidental.

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