Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger handed three-match ban over referee comments

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger handed three-match ban over referee comments

Wenger was incensed after the Baggies were awarded a penalty in stoppage time at the Hawthorns, when the ball was adjudged to have struck Calum Chanmbers in the box.

Wenger's outburst followed a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger has been asked by the Football Association to provide observations about his comments made before and after Arsenal's game with Chelsea, the governing body has announced.

"From what I've heard and seen in tunnels and dressing rooms down the years, I'm surprised and shocked to be charged", Wenger, who did not request a personal hearing to the first charge, said in a press conference this morning, per The Telegraph.

Wenger went to confront Dean in his dressing room after the penalty cost them two points
Wenger argues with referee Mike Dean following his decision to award West Brom a penalty

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains unrepentant over recent comments about penalty decisions against the Gunners after the FA asked the Frenchman to clarify his position.

Since then Wenger has also complained about what he called a "farcical decision" to give Chelsea's Eden Hazard a penalty kick in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with their London rivals on Wednesday.

Wenger now has until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to respond. "You have your opinion, I have my opinion". Nothing has changed. I've been in England for 21 years and I've tried to serve this game with honesty, integrity and when I have something to say, I say it. However he did question whether Jack Wilshere should have been on the pitch after he should have been given two yellow cards. "I have a right to have my opinion, and I respect everybody's opinion".

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