Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the Red Devils’ win at Swansea.
Ibrahimovic was booked after a tackle on Leroy Fer while the Swansea midfielder was on the floor, on an afternoon where he scored twice in a 3-1 victory.
As a result he will now miss out on the chance to face Arsene Wenger’s Gunners, when they meet at Old Trafford after the international break.
The Swedish striker picked up his first booking of the season in United’s home loss to rivals City on September 10, before being cautioned in the back-to-back draws with Stoke and Liverpool.
He saw yellow again when United knocked Pep Guardiola’s City out of the EFL Cup and will now serve his suspension following his caution in south Wales.
Ibrahimovic’s run of six games without a goal came to an end at the Liberty Stadium, with a piece of suspect goalkeeping from Lukasz Fabianski playing a part in the first.
The Polish goalkeeper’s weak hand enabled Ibrahimovic’s long-range effort to nestle in the bottom corner of his goal, before United’s Swedish striker poked home his second after 33 minutes.
His first goal was the 25,000th in the history of the Premier League and, in typical style, the Swedish forward was keen to talk up his own achievements.
When asked after the match if he was aware of his accomplishment, the striker said:
‘Ah, no I wasn’t. I thought it was only me who had scored 25,000…’
Following his suspension Ibrahimovic will be available for United again for their Europa League clash with Feyenoord before being eligible in domestic football once again when they host West Ham on November 26.