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Chelsea’s Diego Costa wound up Gabriel yesterday to get the Arsenal defender sent off, but Arsene Wenger thinks that it was wrong for Costa to unpunished for his actions. Wenger said: “Costa can do what he wants and he stays on while everyone who responds to him has to be sent off.
“I think his behaviour is unacceptable. Look at the pictures and what he does to Laurent Koscielny. He pushes him down and hits him in the face before the throw in. And he always gets away with it. It’s surprising.
Arsene Wenger was understandably furious about the latest shocking performance from a referee and his assistants that has cost Arsenal three points and two of our players. The Frenchman even went so far as to mention the referee by name and it is not the first time that the name of Mike Dean has been involved with some dodgy decisions against Arsenal.
He was the man in the middle when Rooney dived to earn that penalty and he was also the ref caught on camera doing a little celebratory skip when Tottenham scored against us. It is clear that he has no love for Arsenal, or maybe Wenger, and I do not see why we have to take it.
There is no love lost between Arsenal and Chelsea and that feeling has probably been heightened by the mutual animosity between our own Arsene Wenger and the Portuguese poser (prat, ponce or pillock – take your pick) Jose Mourinho. But after the touchline spat between the two managers at Stamford Bridge this season, they seem to have decided to lay off the insults.
But you know that will never last and it sounds to me as though the Chelsea boss is aiming a subtle dig at Wenger and Arsenal with his statement reported by Sky Sports about Diego Costa being suspended for their next game after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season.
The Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny will be hoping that a few of the Chelsea players he and his team mates are due to face tomorrow will have an off day. Because the 24-year old is well aware that their players like Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have more than enough ability to hurt any team at the moment.
The Poland international, in an Arsenal.com report, warns his team mates that the whole Chelsea team are in a good place right now, having made a great start to the season and seemingly having fixed the problems that held them back last season.