LONDON (AP) - Arsenal has succeeded in ensuring that neither Kieran Gibbs nor Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be suspended following Saturday’s red-card blunder at Chelsea.
Gibbs was sent off by referee Andre Marriner instead of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who had committed the handball.
The FA decided on Monday to transfer Gibbs’ red card to Oxlade-Chamberlain. But Arsenal succeeded in having that offense rescinded, claiming the midfielder had not prevented a clear goal-scoring opportunity as the shot from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard looked to be going wide.
The FA accepted Arsenal’s argument, so both Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain will be able to face Swansea on Tuesday.
Arsenal was already trailing 2-0 when Gibbs was sent off, and went on to lose 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.
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