Arsenal loanees William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi will face Nice once more at a impartial venue with Marseille after Ligue 1’s disciplinary fee confirmed the punishments following the ugly scenes that marred the latest conflict between the 2 sides. The match was deserted with quarter-hour left after followers behind the Nice objective threw objects in the direction of Dimitri Payet as the previous West Ham man tried to take a nook. Payet was hit by a bottle and fell to the bottom, earlier than he received up and threw it again in the direction of supporters, with followers quickly spilling onto the pitch and clashing with gamers and workers. Both Saliba and Guendouzi, who’re on mortgage at Marseille from Arsenal, began the match for Jorge Sampaoli’s facet, who have been trailing 1-0 on the time.
After deliberating, the Ligue de Football (*1*) (LFP) has now confirmed punishment. Nice, who needed to play their subsequent match with out supporters, have been handed a two-point deduction, one among which is suspended, and must play two additional matches behind closed doorways, together with the replay towards Marseille. Payet has been given a one-game suspended ban, whereas Marseille team-mate Alvaro Gonzalez has been banned for 2 matches and the membership’s physio Pablo Fernandez has been suspended till June. The fixture between the 2 sides can be replayed in full at a impartial venue and behind closed doorways.
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There was loads of disquiet amongst Arsenal followers when it was determined that Saliba can be despatched out on mortgage for the 2021-22 marketing campaign. Many felt that the membership would have been higher suited giving the Frenchman an opportunity, slightly than splashing £50 million on Brighton’s Ben White. Since making his transfer, nevertheless, the 20-year-old has impressed, beginning all three of Marseille’s Ligue 1 matches to date, in addition to the deserted Nice conflict.