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Arsene Wenger in hot water with the FA

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger entered the referee’s room after the Gunners’ defeat at Watford where an angry exchange between the Frenchman and Neil Swarbrick occurred.

Arsenal manager could now face charges from the FA after making his feelings over his team’s 2-1 last-gasp defeat.

The Gunners took the lead through Per Mertesacker after 39 minutes but the home side managed to overturn the deficit through a 70th-minute penalty and Tom Cleverley’s stoppage-time pounce.

Arsene Wenger was mad over the decision to award a penalty to Watford after Richarlison went down under pressure from Hector Bellerin. The Watford summer signing is also under investigation from the FA for a possible dive and could face a two-game ban.

Evening Standard reports that Arsene Wenger chased the official down the tunnel at Vicarage Road and entered the referee’s room to give the ref a piece of his mind.

He later called the decision to award Watford a penalty ‘scandalous’.

The Standard makes a point in stating that there is no rule against managers entering a referee’s room and the final decision from the FA will depend on evidence provided by Neil Swarbrick.

The FA could also examine Wenger’s behavior in order to reach a final decision whether to punish the Frenchman with a misconduct charge.

Following their latest slip-up at Watford Arsenal now find themselves sitting in sixth, nine points behind leaders Manchester City and two behind Watford in fourth.

The Gunners travel to Belgrade to face Red Star in the Europa league clash and can be found at 8/11 betting odds to make amends for the weekend’s blushes.

 

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