Costa got Mertesacker sent off, says Wenger

24 Jan 2016

Costa got Mertesacker sent off, says Wenger


Arsenal director Arsene Wenger said Diego Costa had got Per Mertesacker sent off after his side's Premier League title trusts were marked by Sunday's 1-0 home thrashing by Chelsea.

Mertesacker was shown a straight red card for a keep going man foul on Diego Costa in the eighteenth moment and Costa scored the amusement's just objective five minutes after the fact, dispatching a cross from Branislav Ivanovic at the close post.

Costa had been the impetus behind Gabriel's rejection in September's opposite installation, urging the Brazilian safeguard into kicking out at him as Chelsea won 2-0, yet while Mertesacker's foul on him appeared to be obvious, Wenger felt that the accuse by and by lay with the Spain striker.

"He has got two players sent off this season," Wenger said. "I am blaming him for nothing, however those are the facts."

Backtracking to some degree, the Frenchman included: "That is a piece of a striker's session obviously, and Costa is great at that."

Chelsea between time supervisor Guus Hiddink said that arbitrator Mark Clattenburg had been right to reject the German defender.

"No, there was most likely," he said. "Diego could run straight to (goalkeeper) Petr Cech, yet was stumbled. It's undeniable that it was a red card with no discussion."

The result kept Arsenal from recovering top spot in the Premier League from Leicester City and left them in third place, underneath Manchester City on objective difference.

Chelsea commander John Terry said that his side's controlled performance would give the champions faith in their journey to close the 14-point crevice that isolates them from the Champions League places.

"Mentally we were sound and on top," Terry told Sky Sports.

"As soon as they had the man sent off they sat back, so we squeezed up higher and won the ball back. We are charmed with the win.

"Anything is possible. Everyone is beating other people. It is an extreme association and if we set up a run together we have a decent risk (of completing in the main four).

"We will fight until there are no focuses to play for."


News Source: TheGuardianNigeria, 9jaTales

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