- Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will likely face ban after being charged by FA for confronting referee Mike Dean
- Wenger has till Friday December 5 to respond to the FA charges
- The French manager was given a four game touchline ban last season after a bust-up with referee Anthony Taylor last January
Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger, has been charged by the English FA after his bust-up with Mike Dean following his side 1 - 1 draw at West Brom.
Wenger who was visibly angry confronted Dean in the referees’ dressing room after Arsenal’s controversial draw at the Hawthorns on New Year’s Eve.
The English FA charge accuses Wenger of making “abusive and improper” comments and he also “questioned the integrity of the match referee.”
It comes after referee Dean gave a last gasp penalty which meant Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw.
Wenger confronted Dean on the edge of the pitch, then he also went into the refs’ room afterwards which is forbidden unless done so with permission.
It is understood Wenger launched a tirade at Dean after being left incensed by the latest in what he sees as a long line of bad decisions.
The French manager could face a lengthy ban after he was given a four game touchline ban last season after a bust-up with referee Anthony Taylor last January.
Because that was less than 12 months ago, this latest charge will be referred to an FA commission and his previous behaviour will be taken into account.
The FA statement reads: "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged following the West Bromwich Albion game on Sunday [31/12/17].
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"It is alleged his language and/or behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the game was abusive and/or improper and/or questioned the integrity of the match referee. He has until 6pm on Friday [05/01/18] to respond."
NAIJ.com previously reported that Arsenal traveled to the Hawthorns to take on a very unfortunate West Brom, who have been paltry this season, but were unable to come out with all three points, Wetbrom came back from a goal down to draw 1-1.
The Gunners started the game flying with them creating few openings but were unable to punish the Baggies.
Arsenal's record signing Alex Lacazette had a chance but his shot was deflected wide and the game remained 0-0 at half time.
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