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Arsene Wenger To Contest FA Charge

4 January 2018 News Sport


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.

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“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.


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