Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri to avoid ban: Report

London: Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is set to avoid a three-match ban after appearing to stamp on Richard Garcia during Arsenal’s 3-0 Premier League victory over Hull City at the weekend.

The Guardian reports that the Football Association has decided against handing out a punishment as match official Steve Bennett told authorities, upon reviewing video footage of the incident, that he would have only given Nasri a yellow card.

Hull’s own Nick Barmby, who raised his hands to Nasri, will also escape a ban, but both clubs are likely to be charged with failure to control their players and fines are expected to be issued in the next few days.