Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi failed a drug test after his team’s shock Champions League win against Arsenal, the Croatian club have revealed.
Ademi played a key role in the 2-1 win over the Gunners and will face disciplinary proceedings if his B-sample is also positive, but there are no rules to deduct points or disqualify Dinamo Zagreb unless two or more players are found guilty.
Croatian champions Dinamo released a statement which said: “We are aware of the results of the doping control test after the match of the Champions League first round against Arsenal and that our player, Arijan Ademi, was positive, and that UEFA opened proceedings against him.
“According to UEFA rules, Dinamo cannot comment on the case until the B sample is given.
“Our players have been regularly subjected to doping controls for years after European and league games, and never has anything like this ever happened, so that we have to say that we are surprised by this result.
“Arijan Ademi was tested six times in the last year and each time the report was negative.”
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