There had been doubts over the availability of Oxlade Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs who had both been awaiting the decision of the FA over the red card shown by referee Andre Marriner to Gibbs for a Chamberlain handball.
But recent reports according to Arsenal official website have stated that the FA had now over-turned the decision meaning both player could feature in the gunners next match against Swansea city at the Emirates.
An Independent Regulatory Commission today heard two claims from Arsenal, one of mistaken identity and the other of wrongful dismissal, both in relation to Saturday’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The commission ruled that the dismissal of Kieran Gibbs was a case of mistaken identity and transferred this to his team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Subsequent to deciding this matter, the commission then considered Arsenal’s claim for wrongful dismissal in relation to Oxlade-Chamberlain. This claim was upheld, meaning Oxlade-Chamberlain will not serve any suspension with the standard punishment withdrawn with immediate effect.
This has come as good news to the Arsenal squad considering the number of players already lost to injuries of various degrees.