Same Old Arsenal, Always Moaning - Mourinho
The Chelsea boss enjoyed success against his
greatest rival once again but only after Diego Costa
provoked Arsenal's Gabriel into a reaction that saw
Jose Mourinho insists Arsenal have no room for
complaint after they were reduced to nine men in a
toxic 2-0 derby defeat against Chelsea.
Diego Costa's antics provoked Gabriel into losing
his temper and the Brazil international centre-half
was sent-off shortly before half-time, while Santi
Cazorla was dismissed late on for a second
Mourinho said: "Where is the controversy? For me,
no controversy. The game is about many different
aspects, technical, tactical, emotional, physical.
Normally the best team wins - we were the best
"We were dominant, we were controlled. Obviously
let's not be hypocritical and deny but playing with
one man more is easier.
"I think I played against Arsenal 15/16 times and
only once they didn't moan. Maybe it was because
they won that game. All the other matches, they
have reasons for that.
"I played my first derby in September 2000 - to win
a derby, emotional control. I've played derbies in
Spain, Portugal, England, Italy and I always say the
same words. You always need emotional control."
Mourinho, who avoided losing three consecutive
league games for the first time in his career with
victory against the Gunners, sees his Chelsea side
move just three points off Arsenal who sit in fourth
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