Arsenal win appeals: No ban for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Kieran Gibbs over wrong red card
Monday 24 March 2014
Arsenal have won their appeal over Kieran Gibbs being wrongfully dismissed in the 6-0 hammering at Chelsea, with real culprit Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also let off a ban by the Football Association.
Oxlade-Chamberlain used his hand to divert a shot in Saturday's Premier League match but referee Andre Marriner sent off left back Gibbs in a case of mistaken identity despite Oxlade-Chamberlain owning up to the foul.
The FA said in a statement that not only would Gibbs' offence be transferred to Oxlade-Chamberlain but that the case was one of wrongful dismissal.
Arsenal had argued the ball would have gone wide if the midfielder had not handled and therefore did not constitute denying a goal.
"This claim was upheld meaning Oxlade-Chamberlain will not serve any suspension with the standard punishment withdrawn with immediate effect," the FA said.
Kieran Gibbs is sent-off after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball on the line
Both players will therefore be able to play against Swansea on Tuesday night.
Despite his double error, the Premier League said on Monday that Marriner would not be demoted and would take charge of Southampton against Newcastle United on Saturday.
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