FA charge Wenger with misconduct

The English FA have charged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with misconduct following his side's victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Wenger was sent to the stands in injury time after complaining about referee Jon Moss' decision to award the visitors a penalty late in the game.

The Gunners mentor was then involved in a heated exchange with fourth official Anthony Taylor while walking down the tunnel and was caught on camera shoving the official.

Arsenal went on to win the game 2-1 after Alexis Sanchez converted from the spot in the dying seconds of the match.

A statement on the FA website said: "Arsene Wenger has been charged for misconduct following Arsenal's game against Burnley on Sunday (22 January 2017).

"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.

"He has until 6pm on 26 January 2017 to respond to the charge."

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