Wenger's clash with official could prove costly

OFF YOU GO: Referee Jonathan Moss sends Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after a clash with the fourth official.
OFF YOU GO: Referee Jonathan Moss sends Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after a clash with the fourth official. Mike Egerton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces an anxious wait to see what penalty he faces for pushing an official during the Gunners' 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday.

Wenger, who has apologised for his clash with Anthony Taylor, faces a sideline ban.

With his side down to 10 men after Granit Xhaka got a red card, Wenger watched on in anger as Andre Gray equalised from the penalty spot after Francis Coquelin's foul on Ashley Barnes.

Referee Jon Moss marched to the touchline afterwards, consulted Taylor and then sent Wenger to the stands.

Wenger appeared in the tunnel soon after, and when Taylor told him to leave, the Arsenal manager twice pushed him before complying.

"I regret everything,” Wenger said afterwards. "I should have shut up and gone home basically. And I apologise for that.”

Asked if he has spoken to the officials, Wenger answered: "Not yet because I have a press conference to make. 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 stands for that but if I am I am and I should have shut up completely.

"I was quite calm the whole game, more than usual, but just in the last two or three minutes.”

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