Manchester City are bidding to get the red card picked up by Pablo Zabaleta in Wednesday's draw with Arsenal overturned after launching an official appeal with the FA.

18967 - FA confirms City appeal over Zabaleta red card
Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta were sent off for violent conduct

Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna were both dismissed following a second-half altercation, which saw the opposing duo clash heads. Arsenal and City eventually settled for a 0-0 draw.

The FA statement makes no mention of contact from Arsenal regarding an appeal over Sagna's punishment.

"Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta has submitted a claim for wrongful dismissal," read the statement on the official FA website.

"Zabaleta was shown a red card during City's match against Arsenal on January 5. A Regulatory Commission will hear the claim on Friday 7 January."