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Premier League referee appears to send off wrong player in Arsenal's game at Chelsea

Referee Andre Marriner, in grey, sends off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Mar  22  2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Referee Andre Marriner, in grey, sends off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Mar 22 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs appears to have been wrongly sent off instead of teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during Saturday's Premier League match at Chelsea.

Oxlade-Chamberlain blatantly handled in the penalty area in the 15th minute, deciding to make a diving save to tip away Fernando Torres' shot when Arsenal was 2-0 down.

But Oxlade-Chamberlain escaped any sanction and referee Andre Marriner sent off Kieran Gibbs for no obvious reason.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was seen saying to Marriner: "It was me." Technology is only used in the Premier League to rule on disputed goals.

Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot to give Chelsea a 3-0 lead.