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Wenger charged with misconduct in game against Burnley/Photo: AFP

By Concise News Correspondents 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association.

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Wenger pushed fourth official Anthony Taylor after being sent off during his side’s 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley on Sunday.

He had been shown red card for his angry reaction towards a 93rd-minute penalty given to Burnley when they trailed 1-0.

The Frenchman, after the game, apologised and said he “regretted everything”.

The 67-year-old has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.

In a statement by the FA, the Arsenal manager was said to have used abusive words towards the fourth official.

It read: “It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, Wenger 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.”

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After being sent off, Wenger moved away from the pitch but discontinued his movement at the tunnel entrance, as he obviously wanted to watch the remaining few minutes of the game.

As the fourth official, Taylor, advised him to move away, Wenger pushed him.

And when he was asked what he felt about his dismissal, the Frenchman said: “Look, it was nothing bad. I said something that you hear every day in football. Overall, nine times out of 10, you are not sent to the stand for that.”

“But if I am, I am, and I should have shut up completely. I was quite calm for the whole game, more than usual,” Wenger added.