Date: 23rd January 2017 at 10:20pm
Written by:

The Football Association confirmed yesterday evening that manager Arsene Wenger had been charged following his ‘push’ on fourth official Anthony Taylor.

The incident happened as Wenger was sent off and ordered to the stands, but the Frenchman protested in the tunnel area.

Wenger was quick to address his wrongness of behaviour post game as previously covered by Clicking Here.

The Football Association last night released the following statement uon receipt of the match day referee’s report from the game.

‘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.’

Having seen the television coverage a fine at the very least if not a short touchline ban will no doubt be the quick decision but Wenger’s quick admittance of his behaviour should stand in his favour here.

He does have until 6pm on 26 January to respond to the charge but it wouldn’t be a great surprise to see him admit this one in reality.

Arsenal Blogger
Join The Vital Debate