Wenger charged by FA over Mike Dean bust-up

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Arsene Wenger has been charged by the FA following a bust-up with referee Mike Dean in the wake of the 1-1 draw with West Brom last Sunday.

The Arsenal manager was furious at the decision to award the home side a penalty in the dying stages of the game, and even today accused the official of ‘seeing what he wanted to see‘.

In a statement on their website today, the FA said:

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged following the West Bromwich Albion game on Sunday [31/12/17].

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.

It follows charges last season when Wenger was banned from the touchline for four games for comments made to fourth official Anthony Taylor, accusing him of being ‘dishonest to your federation’ before telling to ‘f*ck off’ a couple of times (and who could blame him?).

It now remains to be seen if the FA will do anything about an official that made a very obviously wrong decision, and booked Petr Cech for politely asking him for an explanation.

Our guess is probably not.

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