Arsenal Wenger charged after confronting officials Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:26 1/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Arsenal West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal Premier League Arsène Wenger The Arsenal boss has been punished by the Football Association after a clash with Mike Dean following his side’s 1-1 draw with West Brom Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) after confronting the match officials in the wake of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.The Baggies were awarded a late penalty after Mike Dean adjudged Calum Chambers to have handled the ball in the area, and Jay Rodriguez subsequently converted to earn the home side a point at the Hawthorns.Wenger angrily confronted Mike Dean and his match officials on the pitch, along with his goalkeeper, Petr Cech, to question the decision, while it is reported that he also entered the referees’ room after the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That action is forbidden unless done so with express permission, and the FA has now punished the Frenchman for his actions.The FA have released the following statement: “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.”Wenger could be handed a touchline ban, after he was suspended from the touchline for four matches last season after attempting to push Anthony Taylor during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley in January 2017.His previous behaviour may, subsequently, count against him this time around.
Arsenal Wilshere deserves England recall, says Wenger Dejan Kalinic 17:22 1/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Arsenal Arsène Wenger Arsenal v Chelsea England Premier League The Frenchman says that “everyone had given up” on the 26-year-old, who scored his first Premier League goal since 2015 on Wednesday Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised Jack Wilshere for his “remarkable strength” and believes the midfielder is ready for an England recall.Wilshere scored his first Premier League goal since May 2015 with the opener in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea on Wednesday.The midfielder has played 11 league games this season but only six of those have been starts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Wilshere last played for England at Euro 2016 but Wenger says it would be no surprise if the 26-year-old forces his way back into the England squad with the World Cup just over five months away.”I think he is at the level now where not many people expected him to be,” Wenger told a news conference.“When was the last time he played for England? Exactly, against Iceland [at Euro 2016], he came on.”Since he has not played for England and I would say that means that everybody had given up on him. Today, nobody would be surprised if he was selected again.”So that means instances of us being criticised for that, I think first of all he deserves a great credit for remarkable strength and we do as well.”Arsenal are sixth in the Premier League table, five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.