Arsenal fans want Mike Dean banned from refereeing their games

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Arsenal fans have launched a petition to stop Mike Dean refereeing their games after the official failed to send off Chelsea striker Diego Costa this past weekend. 

As reported by the Telegraph, the club's faithful have already racked up well over 50,000 signatures in an attempt to prevent Dean taking to the field in any upcoming Arsenal fixture. 

As well as failing to show enigmatic striker Diego Costa his marching orders, Dean took it upon himself to send off the Gunners duo of Gabriel and Santi Cazorla. 


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And Arsenal fans have seemingly had enough of the official, who could still have a key role to play in a potential ban for Costa. The FA are awaiting Dean's match report before deciding whether to take retrospective action on the former Atletico Madrid man. 

A ban for the striker, though, will prove a mere consolation for Arsenal fans, who had to endure a disappointing afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

Lucky Costa

You can hardly blame Arsenal fans for their frustrations over the controversial incident. Ultimately, Costa was seemingly intent on causing havoc for all the wrong reason - and Arsenal players, much like Dean, appeared to fall for his tricks. 

Costa will certainly count himself lucky if he manages to get away without any retrospective action being taken. In truth, the Spanish international could do with getting his head down over the coming weeks. With just one Premier League strike so far this season, the Brazilian-born forward is struggling in west London. 

Should Costa face retrospective action? Have your say below! 

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