Arsene Wenger has escaped disciplinary action following his comments about Raheem Sterling diving for Manchester City on Sunday.
After Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to City at the Etihad last weekend, Wenger made some pretty controversial post-match comments, claiming that Sterling had dived to secure Pep Guardiola’s side penalty, which led to their second goal.
“I believe it was no penalty,” he said. “It was a provoked penalty by Sterling. We know that he dives well – he does that very well.”
The Frenchman’s remark was so harsh that he faced disciplinary action, with many convinced he could pick up a fine for questioning Sterling’s integrity. However, according to the Daily Mail, Wenger has ‘only just’ escaped punishment as the FA don’t think he crossed the line.
They’re probably the only ones… along with a handful of Arsenal fans.
Sterling did go down easily but there was contact with Nacho Monreal. We all know that most forwards will fall over if there’s the slightest bit of contact and the Spaniard should have known that.
Wenger was also irate about City’s third goal, which was clearly offside, and I feel like his anger towards that was misdirected towards Sterling.
The Gunners ended up losing 3-1 and while there are still fans out there who believe we could have gotten something from the tie if Michael Oliver had made the right decisions, many reckon that City are the better team and would have won regardless of getting the right or wrong calls.