Arsenal lost to Chelsea as I predicted they would but they were able to do that by getting a man sent off for Arsenal. The game would be remembered for the incident between Gabriel Paulista and Diego Costa, the handshake between Mourinho and Wenger and the media exchanges between these two coaches.
In the 43rd minute of the first half Costa was seen by cameras to have shoved Laurent Kolcielny in the face and pushed him down. This resulted in Gabriel Paulista lashing out at Costa and kicking him. The unfortunate referee who failed to send Costa off on three occasions, Mike Dean, gave Gabriel a straight red and Costa a yellow card.
Mourinho said that it is Costa’s job, to unsettle the opposing team. And I agree totally with him. Wenger is the person who should be blamed for Arsenal’s unsatisfactory game plan. I don’t understand why he plays a kind of 4-5-1 formation that looks as if it’s a 4-3-3 formation. Arsenal has so many midfielders and yet they don’t know how to create chances to score. Oh I forgot, they do know how to create chances but they lack strikers who can convert those chances into goals. I still don’t know why he likes fielding a midfield that consists of Sanchez, Ozil, Ramsey, Carzola and Coquelin and fields a lone striker upfront. When will Wenger know that this formation is out dated for Arsenal? I’d prefer Arsenal playing a 4-4-2 formation rather what Wenger claims is best for Arsenal. We need two defensive midfielders since we have three. Coquelin is out injured but it seems his okay. Joel Campbell seems to have been recalled from his loan move to Villa Real in Spain because I saw him in a picture with Sanchez training on the clubs website.
The “absolute bastard” Diego Costa has been banned for three matches and Gabriel Pualista red card has been overturned. So Gabriel will play against Tottenham Hotspurs in the League Cup match with Arsenal. I don’t have anything to say about this but it won’t change anything for Arsenal. We still have Carzola suspended and we lost three important points too.
Remember Arsene Wenger claiming that Manchester United’s Anthony Martial had a high price tag? The young man is scoring goals for United. His price tag is worth it and no Arsenal player is worth his quality right now, not even our strikers. He would have been our new Henri if shrewd Wenger would have bought him.
Still don’t know why I didn’t bet in all the matches I knew would end up as wins for Man U, Chelsea and the big winners of the weekend, West Ham United!!! Damn!!!