Arsene Wenger slams Diego Costa, blames Paulista for red card
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacted furiously after the Chelsea vs Arsenal game as his team lost 0-2 against rivals.
Arsenal were down to 9 men in the match as Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla were sent off in the either half of the match. kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard scored the goals to seal vital three points for the Blues.
Paulista’s red card was the highlighting moments of the match as Chelsea striker Diego Costa initiated a fight and then cunningly convinced the referee to flash a red card at the Brazilian defender.
Wenger was obviously not pleased with the official’s decision and slammed Costa for such behaviour.
Wenger was quoted at the post press conference: “I would not like to be Mike Dean tonight. Costa twice should be sent off. He hits him [Koscielny] in the face in purpose.
“In every game he has aggravation and he gets away with it because of the weakness of the referee. We knew before the game he is only looking at that.
“Gabriel should not have responded at all but the two sending offs for us and Costa staying on the pitch is a shame.”
Even though Wenger slammed Costa, he also agreed to the fact that his defender was also at fault.
Wenger added: “He [Costa] can do what he wants, he stays on and everybody else who responds to him has to be sent off. I think it is unacceptable his behaviour.
“If you look well at the pictures what he does to Koscielny before he pushes him down he hits him in the face and the throat, he always gets away with it.
“It is surprising and I don’t understand Mike Dean’s decision at all, not on the sending-off — why does Diego Costa stay on the pitch and Gabriel sent off?
“Okay I accept he has not to react at all. Gabriel is guilty for getting involved of course, he should not have responded at all, but Koscielny had no choice.”
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