Arsène Wenger won’t face an FA charge following his post-match comments on Mike Dean’s performance on Saturday.
The referee sent off Arsenal defender Gabriel yet failed to show a red card to Chelsea’s Diego Costa following a number of offences. Later on in the game Santi Cazorla was, somewhat harshly, shown a second yellow card and Wenger voiced his displeasure at Dean’s handling of the game.
“I think it’s a disgrace he gets away with that and I’m very disappointed by Mike Dean’s performance on that,” Wenger said of the failure to send Diego Costa off.
“But [Costa] gets away with it because he plays with the naivety of the referee and I find that absolutely unacceptable.”
Wenger’s comments that Dean was naive could have been investigated by the FA but, according to the Telegraph, the Arsenal manager won’t face a charge as the FA don’t feel he has broken any rules.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are hoping for more good news from the FA and are hoping to have Gabriel’s three-match ban reduced following his red card.
The straight red for violent conduct would normally result in a ban of three games, but Arsenal feel they have a case for an appeal as the force he used and was sent off for was minimal.