Wenger: Deliberate reds have crossed my mind
The duo and team-mates
"You never say that it doesn't cross your mind, and you have to be completely honest about it," he said. "But when you see how it looks on television, I must say, what happened there is the best demonstration to think, 'Never do that again'. For yourself as well, never envisage to do that because it looks, frankly, horrible."
"It crosses your mind if two games later you play the biggest game of the season and you have a meaningless game just after and the players can be suspended," he said.
There is no love lost between Wenger and Mourinho from the latter's time in charge at Stamford Bridge, while they could yet resume hostilities in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. Any extended bans could therefore benefit Arsenal, and Wenger believes some kind of sanction is in order.
"It's a pity to see that from a big club," said Wenger, who sidestepped questions about whether it constituted cheating. "You can call it what you want, but it's not what you want to see on a football pitch. It's always the same: on a football pitch, you want to respect people who pay money to watch a football game."
"What they want is to watch football, not to watch these kinds of things. If it's Arsenal or Real Madrid, or anybody else, you don't want to accept that."
Wenger had his own problems to deal with on Tuesday night, with his side going down 2-0 in their penultimate UEFA Champions League Group H game at Sporting Braga. Tuesday's defeat was a costly one for Arsenal, who have lost captain
"We may need to be a bit more cautious with him," said Wenger, who was today awaiting the results of a scan on his skipper. "I will follow what the medical people tell me and Cesc tells me. If he feels perfectly all right after two weeks then I will play him."
Fellow midfielder Emmanuel Eboue, who was carried off on a stretcher in