When Arsenal and Chelsea met in September, Costa pulled out all the stops to get Gabriel sent off. It really was the panto performance of the month. But the encounter between the two teams yesterday didn't really require any of his dramatic skills, other than the quite spectacular dive that he took.
Wenger is laying the blame for the German's red card squarely at the feet of Costa as well:
“I haven’t seen it again, I said in the first game he got Gabriel sent off and today he got Mertesacker sent off. A fact is a fact, I do not accuse him of anything, it’s just what happened.”
Make up your own mind!