Former Arsenal Star Confirms Ban & €10m Fine – Reports

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Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra faces having to pay a €10 million fine.

Diarra has been ordered to pay a 10m euro (£6.8m) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow for breach of contract by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The French international, who now plays for Marseille, was also hit with a 15-month ban and a salary suspension, both of which he has already served.

“I take note today of notification from CAS of the punishment concerning me. It boils down to 15 months match suspension (already served), 15 months salary suspension (already served), 110,000 euros for the benefit of CAS, 10 million euro fine,” Diarra wrote on Twitter.

“I will accept the situation as I have always done in the past,” said Diarra, who joined French Ligue 1 side Marseille in July 2015. “I thank those who supported me during this difficult time and as I said it’s something I wouldn’t wish on any other player.”

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