Cool Koscielny shows Arsenal team mate the way

I know that there is nothing that can be done about it now and the fact that Arsenal have not lost a single Premier League game since then, almost two months ago now, and are locked on the same number of points with Man City at the top of the table, makes it easier to bear but I am still cheesed off that we lost that game away to Chelsea.

It is not the first time by any means and it is not even the first time that a dodgy decision or two has gone against us and helped Chelsea, but I cannot help wondering what would have happened if Mike Dean had done his job properly or of the Premier League had given us a decent referee in the first place.

At least Mourinho and his team of cheats have not prospered from it, apart from the three points of course. You also have to say that our Brazil international centre back Gabriel has to accept some part of the blame, as he really should not have reacted to the provocation from Diego Costa the way he did.

What he should have done was to take a leaf from the book of his Arsenal team mate Laurent Koscielny. The Frenchman had a lot more reason than Gabriel to react as he was grabbed round the throat, had both of Costa´s hands pushing his face, was slapped and then pushed to the ground.

But Koscielny was quoted in a Sky Sports report saying that his years of experience came to bear and as he knew that Costa was just trying to get some sort of reaction, he was able to control himself.

The Arsenal defender said, “At the time, when he gives me a slap on the face, I don’t pay attention.

“We’re in a defensive situation and I continue to play. After he pushes me, I fall and get up because I’m not the type of player who drops down like that.

“Sure, I could have had a reaction but I managed to keep my nerves. He wants to blow a defender’s fuse but you have to stay calm. I received a lot of messages telling me: ‘Well done because I would have hit him’.

“It’s five years that I’ve been at Arsenal, I have over 200 matches with my team, some very important. I played a World Cup and the Euros.

“All this experience helps my serenity and allows me to not be overwhelmed by the emotions of an encounter.”

Arsene Wenger needs to make sure that Gabriel and all the other Arsenal players read these brilliant words from our brilliant Frenchman. So as well as being a top defender, Koscielny has the perfec t attitude towards the rough and tumble of the Premier League. How cool is the boss?

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  1. GoonerLad says:

    Funny how the only game Chelsea won was against us and they relied on a biased ref to do so. Just goes to show how much superior we are to them.

  2. Greg says:

    Just gotta love “bosscielny” mister ” no nonsense” at the back! Coyg!

  3. Should have done a Jack Charlton and put him in his imaginary black book and saved doing Costas at a later date, much more satisfying.

  4. Greg says:

    Koscielny + hector bellerin > “awesome”

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    I think Chelsea are being nemesis punished for their misdeeds against Arsenal at the Bridge the other day. Can’t we take note it’s a punishment they are going through in the League for their sin as they are 16th in the table?

  6. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    I still wish for someone would break Costa’s legs for that, justice was not done on that day

  7. Okayblack says:

    My regrets after that game till now is… Mike Dean still handles whistles, Costa was not adequately punished, Chelsea retained 3points from that game… I think,
    Mr Dean should’ve been kicked out, Costa given a 5-match ban,& d points shared. That would’ve been justice 4me.
    -Off Topic: My prayers to d families of d victims of d French attacks… May d Lord Jesus give Ur hearts Comfort as he’s given me in my Grandma’s death this time… Amen!!!!

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