Arsene Wenger Has A Cheeky Pop At Chelsea's 'Diego Costa Problem'

Bit unnecessary, that

Arsene Wenger – the Premier League's highly principled elder statesman – can be a catty little f***er when he wants to be.

Case in point: the dig he had over the weekend at Diego Costa's situation over at Chelsea.

The striker – who resembles a Playstation 1 rendering of Boardwalk Empire's Gyp Rosetti – was involved in a bust-up with manager Antonio Conte over a somewhat dubious injury that kept him out of the league leader's 3-0 victory over Leicester City. Costa's 'bad back' apparently had nothing to do with trying to negotiate a new contract after being offered a gazillion pounds a second to play in China.

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Anyway, over at Arsenal Wenger was asked to defend his own player Alexis Sanchez after he threw a wobbler over being substituted late in their 4-0 win at Swansea City.

"I'd rather have someone who always wants to be involved than someone who doesn't want to play," said Wenger.

"I have enough problems – I don't need a Costa problem on top of that," he finished, before flashing a 'painting fingernails emoji' at the assorted journalists and sauntering out of the press room. One imagines.