Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger charged with misconduct by the FA

Arsene Wenger will face a touchline ban after being charged with misconduct by the Football Association after verbally and physically abused the fourth official Anthony Taylor, in stoppage time at the latter part of Arsenal’s narrow victory over Burnley on Sunday.

Wenger apologized after the game. He has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge of misconduct.

This was the Football Associations statement: “It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, Wenger used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official.

“It is further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behavior in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.”

Wenger explained himself for the incident saying: “Look, it was nothing bad. I said something that you hear every day in football. Overall, nine times out of 10, you are not sent to the stand for that.”

He added: “But if I am, I am, and I should have shut up completely. I was quite calm for the whole game, more than usual.”


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