Younes Kaboul

Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul will be available for Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal after his club successfully appealed against his red card decision, the Football Association have confirmed.

The 28-year-old was shown a straight red by referee Michael Oliver in the 58th minute of Tottenham's 4-0 loss to Chelsea last Saturday after colliding with a striker Samuel Eto'o to concede a penalty.

But Kaboul's one-match suspension has been rescinded by the Football Association and he will be available for selection against the Gunners at White Hart Lane this Sunday.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim of wrongful dismissal concerning Tottenham Hotspur's Younes Kaboul was upheld," a statement from the FA read.

Kaboul was dismissed for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity during the game against Chelsea on 8 March 2014.

The player's one-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect."

Kaboul's red card was one of a series of negatives Tim Sherwood took away from his side's dismal defeat at Stamford Bridge. The Tottenham defence suffered a particularly error prone evening with all four goals coming from individuals errors, while skipper Michael Dawson was forced to limp off with an injury.

But today's announcement from the FA will be a small ray of light with Tottenham already suffering from a number of injury concerns in defence. Vlad Chiriches is still struggling with a back injury while Danny Rose and Zeki Fryers are also currently on the injured list.

Sherwood was left with the prospect of having just one fit centre half at his disposal in Jan Vertonghen for the visit of Arsene Wenger's side by Kaboul avalaibility will be a telling boost for the Spurs boss.

Spurs go into the game on Sunday six points behind their local rivals and four points off the Premier League top four.