“I have enough problems, I don’t need a Costa problem” – Wenger takes dig at Chelsea star

Arsenal won 4-0 against Swansea on Saturday but instead of talking about a solid win, most of the headlines have focused on Alexis Sanchez’s reaction to being substituted. Arsene Wenger has insisted, however, that he’d rather have a player want to play every game, than a scenario such as Diego Costa at Chelsea, as reported by the Express.

In the wake of Sanchez’s somewhat petulant reaction to being subbed off on Saturday, Arsene Wenger has moved quickly to play down any problem with the Chilean striker. Indeed, Wenger even commented that Sanchez’s reaction is completely normal, whereas a player not wanting to play for the team – Diego Costa – would be detrimental and problematic. 

“I’d rather have someone who always wants to be involved than someone who doesn’t want to play. I have enough problems — I don’t need a Costa problem on top of that.”

“Alexis is a guy who wants to fight everywhere, sometimes where he shouldn’t. But that is a part of his game. All my players want to play for every minute but for me this is not a story.”

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