David Ospina killed Oscar.
Well, he didn’t really, but he did clatter him hard enough for the Chelsea man to need to go to hospital, although why that didn’t happen immediately after he was his hit WWE-style is anyone’s guess.
One of the major talking points at halftime and after the final whistle, there is no doubt that Ospina, and Arsenal, got away with one, although we tend to see keepers get away with that sort of thing regularly so I’m not entirely sure why it’s such a big deal this time (Mourinho, anyone?)
Speaking after the match, Arsene Wenger was asked what he thought of the challenge and he replied “Yes [we were fortunate].” I don’t remember Mourinho feeling that way when Gary Cahill got away with his assault on Alexis Sanchez at Stamford Bridge in October (any chance to bring that up).
Wenger was also asked if he thought it should have been a penalty. “I think we could have had one or two as well”, he replied. “The referee played advantage to Oscar. He was first on the ball so he played advantage but Hector Bellerin managed to save a goal, so it was difficult for him [to pull play back].”Click here for reuse options!
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