And Robin van Persie â who had already been yellow-carded â was warned by referee Mike Dean after clattering into the French star.
Evra told the Sunday Express: âThe bad challenge was from Fabregas when he caught my knee.
âI was very angry. I donât know why the Arsenal players did that.
âOkay I said some things they didnât appreciate after the Champions League game at the Emirates.
âBut when some players speak about us and say we are not a good team I try to show that we are out on the pitch. Itâs about scoring goals or helping to win the game â itâs not to kick someone back. Itâs not the way to play football.
âI donât know why some of the Arsenal players did that. You might miss the Champions League final because of one stupid tackle.â
Evra admitted that Arsenalâs tactics had wound him up and he was in danger of exploding only for referee Howard Dean to come to the rescue.
He added: âI want to say thanks to the referee as he came to me and said âPat, I donât know whatâs going on but a lot of the Arsenal players are angry with you.
âTry to make my job easier. I donât want you to do something bad as youâre not that kind of player. I know itâs difficult but just try to relaxâ.
âI was going to react in a bad way but the referee made me calm down.â