Arsene Wenger charged with misconduct after altercation with fourth official Anthony Taylor

The Arsenal manager appeared to push Taylor after being sent off during his side's clash wit Burnley

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association after his involvement in an altercation with fourth official Anthony Taylor.

Wenger appeared to push Taylor after being sent off during their game against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. The visitors were awarded a penalty in stoppage time, a factor which the Frenchman admits made him lose his cool.

"I just should have shut up and I apologise for not having done it," he said after the game. "But it was nothing malicious, but I should have kept my control even if it was in a hectic time."

An FA statement today claimed that "he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official" and "following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct".

He will have until Thursday to respond to the charge. 

FA Statement in Full

Arsene Wenger has been charged for misconduct following Arsenal’s game against Burnley on Sunday [22 January 2017].

It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official. It is further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.

He has until 6pm on 26 January 2017 to respond to the charge.