Wenger charged by The FA

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The Football Association has charged the Arsenal with misconduct, after the Frenchman clashed with the 4th official in the closing minutes of the Gunners 2-1 win over .

 

Wenger was already angry about Granit Xhaka getting send off in the 65th minute, due to a stupid challenge. However the manager went ballistic when the team managed to give a penalty away in the 94th minute; which Burnley went on to score.

 

Anthony Taylor was trying to usher down the tunnel due to his reaction to the penalty, which led to the manager pushing the official to get him away.

 

The manager had to watch the last minutes of the game from down the end of the tunnel, as Sanchez scored a penalty to win the match in the eighth minute of stoppage time!

 

Wenger apologised for the incident in his post-match conference, however he’s likely to be facing a large fine and a substantial time watching the Gunners from the side line.

 

The statement from the FA follows:

 

“Arsene Wenger has been charged for misconduct following Arsenal’s game against Burnley on Sunday [22 January 2017].

 

“It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official. It is further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.

 

“He has until 6pm on 26 January 2017 to respond to the charge.”

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