Arsenal and Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Gabriel red card ruling

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The Gunners defender is available for selection after successful appeal.

Arsenal defender Gabriel has had his appeal against the red card received against Chelsea upheld, meaning his three-match ban is withdrawn with immediate effect, as confirmed on the Football Association website.

The 24-year old received his marching orders after an altercation with Diego Costa and was adjudged to have deliberately stamped on the Chelsea striker’s foot after backing into him.

The FA hearing has ruled against that decision however, and Gabriel is now available for selection in tomorrow’s League Cup clash with bitter rivals Tottenham.

A charge of ‘improper conduct’ has been issued for the defender’s actions immediately following his dismissal and could still result in a ban – although shorter than the initial three matches he previously faced.

Arsenal have until 18:00 BST on Thursday to respond to the latest charge but will feel relieved to be able to call upon the Brazilian sooner than expected.

The incident caused uproar, with many feeling Costa should have been punished for his role in the fracas, and the reaction on Twitter was predictably excitable:

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