Arsene Wenger has been requested by the Soccer Affiliation to supply observations about his feedback earlier than and after Arsenal’s recreation in opposition to Chelsea, the governing physique has mentioned.
Wenger now has till 6 p.m. on Tuesday to reply.
The Arsenal supervisor has mentioned he intends to attraction in opposition to the separate FA cost referring to his behaviour after final weekend’s 1-1 draw at West Brom, when defender Calum Chambers was penalised by referee Mike Dean for a handball.
Arsenal conceded one other late penalty in opposition to Chelsea on the Emirates Stadium as Eden Hazard went down following a problem from Hector Bellerin. The sport led to a 2-2 draw, with the Gunners getting a stoppage-time equaliser.
Press Affiliation Sport reported that the FA’s newest motion relates notably to Wenger’s obvious suggestion there could also be a conspiracy in opposition to his workforce.
He mentioned earlier than the sport in opposition to Chelsea: “I need to say what’s extra irritating for me is that it occurred many instances this season — at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester Metropolis, at West Brom. That could be a regarding coincidence for me.”
On Dean’s choice to penalise Chambers, Wenger added: “He noticed what he needed to see and now we have to cope with that.”
After the draw with Chelsea, Wenger instructed Sky Sports activities: “When opinions all the time go the identical method it is coincidence. Statistically it is constructed on the truth that when it is repeated it is not coincidence.”