Arsene Wenger looks likely to escape any punishment for his shoving match with Jose Mourinho because referee Martin Atkinson dealt with the incident at the time by issuing a verbal warning to both managers.
Incensed by Gary Cahill’s first half two-footed challenge on Alexis Sanchez, the boss was caught on camera giving the Chelsea coach ‘a little’ push as he bound down the touchline in an attempt to check on the wellbeing of his crumpled Chilean striker.
Broken up before Wenger could lay out the mouthy Portuguese tw*t with a ‘Paul Davis’ the incident was repeatedly raised by the media after the game only for both parties to play it down.
Even without the threat of punishment there’s probably a good chance the FA will waste a couple of stamps writing to Arsenal about the scuffle, no doubt throwing in a couple of lines about not shaking hands at full time and the fact the visiting Gooners set off a few flares before kick-off.
Of a bigger concern for the boss is the fact his side have now gone 15 games without a win against Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Looking very frustrated as he spoke to Arsenal Player, Wenger remained adamant that his side had put in a decent shift even though they left the Bridge with nothing to show for it.
“A point was in it. It was down to us not to make defensive mistakes and use the dangerous situations we had and I think we were a bit short on both sides.
“We made a defensive mistake at the moment when we couldn’t afford to do it, and also when it was 1-0 and we were all over them I felt it was important not to concede a second goal. We did produce a good performance and both keepers had no saves to make.
“There was not a big difference today but we did not get the result that we wanted.”