Arsene Wenger facing FA action for pushing official vs Burnley


Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley was marred by Arsene Wenger’s touchline behaviour, and the Gunners boss is unlikely to have heard the last of it.

The 67-year-old was sent off for a furious rant when Francis Coquelin conceded a penalty in injury time.

The hosts were also down to 10 men after Granit Xhaka had earlier been dismissed.

Amidst all that drama, Wenger was also seen pushing official Anthony Taylor – and it’s that that could now see him receive a further ban from the FA, reports the Telegraph.

Ironically, just minutes later, Arsenal actually benefited from a contentious decision as Laurent Koscielny won a spot-kick despite being in an offside position.

Yet, by then, Wenger was no longer in the dugout to witness Alexis Sanchez’s panenka penalty that won his side the game.


In his post-match interview, the Arsenal manager did at least apologise for the way he had acted, explaining:

“I didn’t know if I was sent to the stands but I was sent out.

“I thought I could watch it from the corridor. I regret everything. I should have shut up, gone in and gone home. I apologise for that.”

That’s unlikely to cut any ice with the FA, though, and he’s now looking at a potential stadium ban.

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