London: Arsenal`s Brazilian defender Gabriel has had his claim of wrongful dismissal in the feisty local derby against Chelsea upheld by the FA.
A statement on Tuesday said the statutory three-match ban has been withdrawn with immediate effect, making him available for Wednesday`s League Cup third-round tie against north London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur.
Gabriel is, however, still subject to a separate charge of improper conduct for leaving the pitch too slowly after being sent off following a clash with Chelsea`s Diego Costa during Arsenal`s 2-0 Premier League defeat on Saturday.
Costa escaped with a yellow card but was then charged on Monday with violent conduct for having put his hands in the face of Gabriel`s team mate Laurent Koscielny.
Both clubs have been charged with failing to control their players.