FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

  • FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

With the Gunners in cup action for their next two fixtures, the disruption to their league schedule will be minimal even with a three game ban.

It's not been possible to write off Arsenal's prospects so early under the manager.

Chelsea remained third with 46 points, 16 behind leader Manchester City, which has 15 points more than second-placed United, while Arsenal stayed sixth.

No wonder Wenger was in full deflection mode after dropping yet more points in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

Arsenal conceded another late penalty against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium as Eden Hazard went down following a challenge from Hector Bellerin. Bellerin's later equalizer wiped out Marcos Alonso's strike.

Speaking after the game, Wenger told Sky Sports of his disappointment at the decision: "After that, we got again a farcical decision and mentally we were shocked".

Arsene Wenger
FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

Wenger also criticised the refereeing this season in his pre-match press conference.

"It was a fantastic game and overall it could have gone both ways", Wenger said.

Arsenal Football Club Manager, Arsene Wenger, yesterday in a post-match interview, said he would have probably committed suicide after his side's first game of the New Year against Chelsea nearly ended in defeat.

The Arsenal manager has said he intends to appeal against the separate FA charge relating to his behaviour after last weekend's 1-1 draw at West Brom, when defender Calum Chambers was penalised by referee Mike Dean for a handball.

"I am 35 years in football", he said. I try to serve this game with honesty and integrity and when I have something to say, I say it'.