Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has shared his opinion on the situation revolving around the FA’s decision to rescind Gabriel’s red card.
While Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho insisted this week that they had set a dangerous precedent by essentially allowing retaliation, as reported by Sky Sports, Wenger believes there is a simple solution to the matter.
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However, that solution is easier said than done, and ultimately there will be numerous decisions during the remainder of the season that will split opinion and call for retrospective action.
Gabriel had his red card rescinded by the FA, while Chelsea striker Diego Costa was handed a ban for his part in the build-up to the incident involving Laurent Koscielny.
Wenger told the media that he will wait to see if his player is punished for failing to leave the pitch following his dismissal, as reported by Sky Sports, but insisted that the matter should have been resolved correctly at the time to avoid this controversy.
“Ideally you want the right decisions to be taken during the game, because what was decided was that in fact we should have played 11 against 10 and it was reversed so we played 10 against 11.
“So I would prefer the right decision to be taken on the pitch.”
The Gunners enjoyed a morale boost in mid-week with their League Cup win over rivals Tottenham, but they will now hope to get their Premier League title push back on track when they visit the King Power Stadium this weekend to take on Leicester.