Chelsea boss Avram Grant has defended Ashley Cole over claims he gesticulated to Arsenal fans at the end of Sunday's 1-0 defeat.

Grant does not feel his player has done anything worthy of punishment from officials.

"I don't think he made that reaction," said Grant.

England left-back Cole was also involved in an ugly incident at the final whistle on Sunday, grabbing Cesc Fabregas after being the victim of a late challenge by the Arsenal midfielder.

Fabregas picked up a yellow card - one of nine during Arsenal's 1-0 win - but Cole was not cautioned by referee Alan Wiley.