Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger charged by the FA just moments after overseeing his side’s preparations on Tuesday ahead of Premier League clash with Chelsea.
The FA have reported that Wenger has been charged due to his misconduct with match officials’ changing room after Sunday’s Premier League clash against West Brom.
The Gunners boss was seen organising training with his players after blaming Mike Dean for seeing things following his exceptionally questionable decision for granting West Brom a late penalty on Sunday.
The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin were in high spirits as they prepared in the drizzly conditions at their London Colney base on the eve of the match league clash against Chelsea.
There was no indication of Mesut Ozil or Laurent Koscielny amid the session, with the previous missing the West Brom clash through knee injury while the last was constrained off in the second half against the Baggies.
The pair are significant questions for Wednesday’s Premier League experience against their London rivals while Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal will absolutely pass up a great opportunity at the Emirates Stadium.
Prior on Tuesday, Wenger propelled a tirade against Dean following his choice to grant West Brom penalty in the 1-1 draw against his side on New Year’s Eve.
The refree granted Alan Pardew’s side a last-minute penalty for a Calum Chambers handball permitting the Baggies to take a late point.
Talking in the prompt aftermath of the clash on New Year’s Eve, Wenger stated: ‘I’m furious because we have seen similar things once more. I fought hard for the refree to become professional years back prior with David Dein. In any case, I see no change.
The decision has received widespread criticism; Wenger, understandably, was one of the most outspoken over the controversial penalty award.
Wenger said: ‘It was very disappointing in the way it happened.
‘I must say what is more frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season – at Stoke, at Watford, at Man City, at West Brom.
‘That is a concerning coincidence for me. That’s why I was not happy at all with the movement that the referee made to show why he gave the penalty, because that didn’t correspond at all with what happened.
‘On that front, it’s a bit worrying.’
Asked whether Dean spoke to him after the final whistle, Wenger said: ‘No. He saw what he wanted to see and we have to deal with that.
The Frenchman was even angrier in the post-match press conference at the Hawthorns and predicted that not one English referee would go to next summer’s World Cup after a series of poor decisions across the Premier League.
There are two countries in Europe where you have professional refree, in Italy and in England, and not one English ref will go to the World Cup.
‘Be as it may be, everything is OK. We can’t say the slightest peep against it because they’re untouchable. That is the truth. Am not the only one that’s judgmental on them .