Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger charged by Football Association following weekend altercation with officials

Frenchman handed one-match touchline ban...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged by the Football Association for using insulting and or abusive language and behaviour amounting to improper conduct following his weekend altercation with officials.

The FA have reacted after the 60-year-old argued with fourth official Martin Atkinson following Darren Bent's 95th minute equaliser for Sunderland. Wenger's anger is understood to have stemmed from the goal coming outside the four minutes allocated for injury time and the previous dismissal of Alex Song.

The Frenchman has until Thursday to respond to the charge under the FA's new fast-track procedures. If he accepts them, he will face a one-match touchline ban and a £8,000 fine.

Should Wenger deny the charges, his appeal will be heard by a regulatory commission at a later date.

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