Arsene Wenger charged with misconduct by the Football Association
Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.
The charge follows Wenger being sent off by referee Jon Moss after the award of a 92nd penalty to Burnley.
He left the pitch but stood at the tunnel entrance and refused to move as directed by Taylor and pushed the official away, as he tried to watch the remaining few minutes of the match which the Gunners won with a 97th minute penalty.
When asked after the match 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.”
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.”
An FA statement says: “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.”
Wenger has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge