Arsene Wenger Charged With Misconduct By Premier League FA
The English Premier League FA has charged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for verbal abuse.
Wenger was by the Football Association for pushing and verbal abuse during Sunday’s game against Burnley.
The Gunner’s coach pushed the fourth official, Anthony Taylor after being sent off in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League win.
He had been dismissed for reacting angrily to a 93rd-minute penalty given to Burnley, who trailed 1-0.
After the game, 67-year-old Arsene Wenger tendered an apology for his misbehaviour.
He has been given until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge of misconduct.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger Charged For Misconduct
A statement released by the FA read:
“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 behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.”
Wenger, after being sent off the poitch by referee Jon Moss, moved aside, but stood at the tunnel entrance.
He, however, refused to move away from there as he tried to watch the remaining few minutes of Sunday’s match.
As the fourth official encouraged him to move away, Wenger was seen to push back against him.
When asked about what had led to his dismissal, Wenger said:
“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.
“But if I am, I am, and I should have shut up completely. I was quite calm for the whole game, more than usual.”