Arsenal will appeal to the Football Association on two counts in an attempt to have both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain available to play against Swansea on Tuesday.
The Gibbs appeal should be a formality and he will be cleared to play after being sent off in a case of mistaken identity by referee Andre Marriner during Saturday’s 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea.(Daily Mail)
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who handled Eden Hazard’s shot to concede the penalty for Chelsea’s third, will then inherit the red card and one-match ban, but Arsenal will appeal this on the grounds that it was not a clear goalscoring opportunity because Hazard’s shot was not on target
This may be more difficult to prove but the London club will lodge their appeals tomorrow and the cases will be heard by an independent commission on Tuesday with the outcome expected before Arsene Wenger selects his team to play Swansea at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger plans to name both players in his squad for the game against Swansea in the hope the commission rules in his favour.
The Frenchman will demand an immediate response to the humiliating defeat at Stamford Bridge which soured his 1,000th game in charge of the club.(Daily Mail)
Arsenal, already lacking dept in their squad due to various injuries to key players are set to loose another player due to a red card that was shown to the wrong player at the Bridge against Chelsea in yesterdays 6-0 hauling of Arsenal.
Will the gunners red card appeal be considered by the FA?