The Ivory Coast international defender was given a suspended two-year sentence for elbowing a police officer in September, and has now been barred from entering England
Serge Aurier will miss PSG’s Champions League clash with Arsenal after British authorities banned the right-back from entering the country.
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The Ivory Coast international was sentenced to two months in prison in September for elbowing a police officer, though the punishment was suspended and Aurier has launched an appeal.
PSG have issued a strongly-worded statement regarding the matter, insisting that they are “stunned by the incomprehensible situation”, having claimed that British authorities initially granted Aurier an entry visa in October.
However, they claim that the authorities have performed a sudden U-turn, citing his conviction, which PSG insist they declared.
The French club have claimed that the ruling shows a “flagrant lack of respect for the club” as they prepare for a crunch European encounter.
Arsenal and PSG have both taken 10 points from four Champions League games thus far this season, and the winner of Wednesday’s fixture may well decide the winners of Group A.