Arsenal boss Wenger sticks up for Liverpool ace Cole after dismissal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was disappointed for Joe Cole after his red card on his Liverpool debut during yesterday's 1-1 draw. Wenger expressed sympathy for the England midfielder.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was disappointed for Joe Cole after his red card on his Liverpool debut during yesterday's 1-1 draw.

Wenger expressed sympathy for the England midfielder.

Wenger said: "It was completely in the corner and I was on the bench, so I couldn't see it.

"But Joe Cole is usually a fair player, he is not one I would record is a guy who tries to hurt people. It is not his style.

"Maybe he was a bit rushing in his tackle.

"He kicked him - certainly accidentally - well because he [Koscielny] had a big knock on his shin. Fortunately his shinpad protected him well. We were scared it was broken because when he was moved off the pitch the physio told me it could be broken."

 
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