Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has been slapped with a misconduct charge by the Football Association (FA) following his altercation with fourth official Anthony Taylor on Sunday during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley. Prior to the charge, Arsene Wenger was sent off from the technical area after allegedly abusing referee Jon Moss following the latter’s decision to award Burnley a late penalty but stopped near the tunnel to watch the rest of the match, before getting into a row with Taylor and pushing him away.
Although he apologized for his actions during his post-match press conference saying “I regret everything. I should have shut up, gone in and gone home. I apologize for that, 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. If I am, I am and I should have shut up completely. I was quite calm the whole game, more than usual.” He is still facing disciplinary actions from the FA
“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,” read an FA statement.
He has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the Football Association charge