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Wenger charged by FA for conduct towards fourth official

Arsene Wenger had been charged by the FA for allegedly using abusive language towards the fourth official Martin Atkinson following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

The Frenchman was angered by the additional injury time added to the end of the game during which Darren Bent netted Sunderland’s equaliser.

The FA have charged Wenger with ‘insulting and/or abusive language and behaviour amounting to improper conduct’ which will see him face a large fine and a touchline ban.

Earlier in the game Wenger had mockingly patted Atkinson on the back following Alex Song’s sending off on the hour which changed the course of the game.

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