Updated: Saturday, 22 March 2014 21:59 | By Agence France-Presse

Arsenal's Gibbs victim of mistaken identity

Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs fell victim to a case of mistaken identity on Saturday when he was sent off against Chelsea for an offence committed by one of his team-mates.

Arsenal's Gibbs victim of mistaken identity

Arsenal's defender Kieran Gibbs (left) is sent off by referee Andre Marriner during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on March 22, 2014 - by Glyn Kirk

Arsenal were already 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge in manager Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game in charge when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain used his hand to push a shot from Chelsea winger Eden Hazard away from goal.

Referee Andre Marriner awarded a penalty, which Hazard subsequently scored, but showed a red card to the innocent Gibbs.

Television pictures appeared to show England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain telling the official: "Ref, it was me!" But Marriner let the decision stand, and Gibbs was left to storm off the pitch.

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