Andre Marriner Admits He Sent Off Wrong Player After Giving Red Card to Kieran Gibbs and Not Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Official apologises for mistake during Stamford Bridge encounter.

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Referee Andre Marriner has apologised for ordering off the wrong player during Arsenal’s 6-0 defeat to Chelsea according to the BBC.

The official gave Kieran Gibbs a red card, mistaken the full-back for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the midfielder clearly handling on the line.

Hazard’s effort was perhaps going wide, which may lead some to dispute the red card in the first place, though the decision is unlikely to have prevented Arsenal from suffering a defeat at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea were already two goals to the good after just seven minutes.

Arsenal are likely to dispute the decision though any decision to rescind the red card for Gibbs would simply see the suspension handed to Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The defeat to Chelsea leaves Arsenal seven points off the leaders, albeit with a game in hand.

Liverpool and Man City sit in second and third respectively with Arsenal falling to fourth in the Premier League table.

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