Kaboul available for Arsenal as Spurs red reversed for SECOND time this season

Kaboul And Gallas

The Frenchman's controversial red card at Chelsea has been rescinded, and it isn't the first time the FA have admitted one of their referees got it wrong.

Tottenham's appeal against Younes Kaboul's red card at Stamford Bridge has been succesful following a FA review.

Referee Michael Oliver awarded a penalty to Chelsea after Samuel Etoo fell in a collision with the Spurs defender in the weekend's London derby, with Eden Hazard converting after Kaboul had been sent from the field.

An independent regulatory commission upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal after the club decided to appeal.

"The player's one-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn," said a Football Association statement.

Tottenham suffered a similar fate when they played Manchester City in January. Left back Danny Rose was harshly judged to have bundled over City striker Edin Dzeko despite appearing to get a touch on the ball. A penalty was awarded and then a red for the Spurs man, leading to what was the key second goal in what ended up a heavy defeat, exactly what happened at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

That red card was also reversed upon an appeal.

Tottenham will be hoping for an improvement in fortunes starting with key games against Benfica and Arsenal in the coming days.

How they would wish for a charitable penalty and questionable red going their way in either of those fixtures.

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