Neither Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain nor Kieran Gibbs will be suspended for Arsenal's match against Swansea on Tuesday. The FA handed down their decision in response to an appeal filed by Arsenal after referee Andre Marriner sent off Gibbs for Oxlade-Chamberlain's handball in the Gunners' 6-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday. An independent commission overturned Gibbs' red card on account of mistaken identity. He never handled the ball and was the victim of Marriner's mistake, clearing him to play on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Oxlade-Chamberlain was not shown a red card, even if he should have been, and will not be suspended as a result. Arsenal were already down 2-0 at the time of Oxlade-Chamberlain's handball, but things got especially ugly after Marriner sent off Gibbs.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs will both play vs. Swansea
SB Nation | Mar 24