Nicolas Pepe says he is “deeply sorry” for his sending off in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw against Leeds on Sunday.
Pepe headbutted Alioski in the second half of Sunday’s match – which ended 0-0 – leaving referee Antony Taylor no chance but to brandish a red card following a VAR review.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was unhappy with the Ivorian, the club’s record signing, after the game and said his actions were “unacceptable”.
Pepe apologised on Instagram, saying:
“Yesterday I have let my team down at a crucial time of the game and there is no excuses for my behaviour. I am deeply sorry and would like to apologise to the fans, my team-mates, my coach and everyone else at the club.”