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Wenger hauled before the FA after another outburst

The Football Association have charged Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with improper conduct following his strop at the end of the Premier League match with Sunderland on Saturday. The charge relates to the Frenchman's actions towards match officials after his side had been held to a 1-1 draw by Sunderland on Saturday.

Wenger refused to comment to the media on referee Phil Dowd's performance following the Stadium of Light encounter but his behaviour on the touchline at the final whistle did not go down well with the FA.

The Gunners conceded the equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time after only four minutes had been signalled, prompting the toys to come out the pram from Wenger.

Under the FA's new fast-track procedures, Wenger has until Thursday to respond to the charge and he has been offered a standard sanction of a one-match touchline ban and an £8,000 fine should he accept the charge.

If he denies the charge, the case will be heard by a Regulatory Commission.

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