Arsenal's Wenger hit with misconduct charge

January 24, 2017
Referee Jonathan Moss (centre left) sends Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (centre right) to the stands during their game against Burnley, during their English Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday. At right is fourth official Anthony Taylor.



Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association after an altercation with a fourth official during his team's 2-1 victory over Burnley.

Wenger, who had been sent off by referee Jon Moss for protesting against a Burnley penalty in injury time on Sunday, appeared to twice shove Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman later apologised, saying "I regret everything."

The FA says 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."

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