Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is confident that both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will avoid bans after the Chelsea game debacle.
In a game that the Gunners lost 6-0, Oxlade-Chamberlain dived to save an Eden Hazard shot going wide with his hand, prompting Andre Marriner to send off Gibbs in a case of mistaken identity.
Because of both the error and the fact that the ball was not going in, Wenger feels both his players stand a good chance of evading suspension.
“The sending off is simple,” said Wenger to the official Arsenal website.
“If the red card is rescinded we will have Chamberlain available.
“I believe there are two situations. First, mistaken identity so Gibbs will normally be available, which is the minimum you can expect. After that the second decision depends on whether Chamberlain deserves a red card or not.
“There the rules are quite clear. If the ball will go in the back of the net it is a red card. If the ball will miss the target it is not a red card, so I believe that this red card will go as well and Chamberlain will be available.”