Arsene Wenger has stood by comments made last week when suggesting that Chelsea forward Eden Hazard dived to win a penalty against Arsenal.
The Belgium international was awarded a questionable spot kick during the 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium when the teams faced off in the Premier League.
Ahead of Wednesday night's latest clash between the London rivals, with Chelsea playing host to Arsenal in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie, Wenger refused to budge on his stance.
"You see how Hazard goes down and you see how quickly he takes the penalty when he gets the penalty," he told reporters. "If he was so injured why did he take the penalty?
"I do not blame Hazard. He acted in a very professional way basically to get the penalty for his team."