Gibbs, OX-Chamberlain Escape Ban, Chelsea Loss An Accident, Says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Saturday’s 6-0 defeat by Chelsea was an accident and should not necessarily connote that he is “not a good driver”.

The ‘Gunners’ failed to register a goal against Chelsea in three meetings this season, eventually culminating in their heaviest-ever loss which also dealt their title huge blow.

They are now seven points behind the Premier League leaders with a game in hand.

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs WIll Be in Action Against Swansea Tonight.
Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs WIll Be in Action Against Swansea Tonight.

“An accident has happened, that doesn’t mean that you’re not a godd driver,” said the French boss ahead of Tuesday night’s tie against Swansea. “We have 62 points that we earned hard with quality games and that’s what we want to focus on, to get back to that quality. We go back to the basics.”

Webger’s side were reduced to ten men during the London derby courtesy of a referee Andre Marriner red-card blunder at Stamford Bridge.

Marriner sent defender Kieran Gibbs off instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for handling Eden hazard’s shot in the vital area.

The North London club have now succeeded in ensuring that neither Gibbs nor Oxlade-Chamberlain will be suspended for the trip to Wales.

The Football Association (FA) transferred the red card to Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the Gunners successfully argued he had not stopped a goalscoring chance given Hazard’s shot was going wide.

All four match officials have escaped punishment and Marriner will as well be in charge of a league match this weekend.


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