Arbeloa: I’m no diver

Adebayor was sent off after a challenge on Arbeloa, where the Togo striker says the Liverpool defender acted like he “had put a knife in him”.

“Adebayor is a player who uses his arms and elbows when he is playing and ususally that means a foul,” Arbeloa told the Daily Star.

“I had nothing to do with the sending-off. I don’t feel like it was my fault, it was what Adebayor did.

“I am a professional and I would never play-act to get someone sent off.

“I do not want to get involved in any controversy with Arsenal, but I received a blow in the face and a foul and if the ref then shows a yellow card that is not my problem.”