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Ibrahimovic to miss Arsenal clash

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Ibrahimovic scored twice against Swansea but will miss the tie against Arsenal on November 19,2016. PHOTO/SKY.
Ibrahimovic scored twice against Swansea but will miss the tie against Arsenal on November 19,2016. PHOTO/SKY.

Manchester, United Kingdom, Nov 7- Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have to watch his side’s November 19 encounter with Arsenal from the sidelines after he was shown a yellow card on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic picked up his fifth booking of the season for a foul on Leroy Fer in his side’s 3-1 win over Swansea City and gets an automatic one-match suspension.

As a result, the Swede, who scored twice against Swansea in United’s win, will miss his first game for United in the Premier League as he has featured in all 11 of their games thus far.

Ibrahimovic, though, doesn’t believe that his tackle on Fer deserved a yellow card, and he told BBC Sport: “I thought we played rough in England? I play rough and I got a yellow card. What was it for? I don’t know. Maybe I was too tired to hear why the referee gave it.”

The 35-year-old’s ended a six-game scoring drought in the Premier League with his brace against Swansea. His last goal prior to that match came against Manchester City in a 2-1 loss on September 10.

Ibrahimovic’s absence will be a big blow for United as he has found the back of the net eight times and notched up one assist in 17 appearances in all competitions this season.

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