Arsene Wenger To Contest FA Charge
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he will contest a Football Association misconduct charge after aiming further criticism at officials following Wednesday’s draw with Chelsea.
Wenger was charged after he criticised the decision to award West Brom a late penalty in Sunday’s 1-1 draw.
And the Frenchman was again infuriated by what he called a “farcical” award of a spot-kick to Chelsea in the 2-2 draw.
Speaking on Wednesday, Wenger said he would “100%” contest the charge.
“You can listen to every interview I said. I stick to everything I said without a problem,” he said.
Wenger had until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond to the charge following his conduct in the referee’s changing room at the Hawthorns after Calum Chambers was penalised for handball by referee Mike Dean.