FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

FA asks Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to explain comments on referees

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger resumed his attack on refereeing standards despite seeing his team snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat in a thrilling Premier League derby with Chelsea.

Three thoughts on Arsenal and Chelsea's 2-2 draw in the Premier League.

The Arsenal manager has said he intends to appeal against the separate FA charge relating to his behaviour after last weekend's 1-1 draw at West Brom, when defender Calum Chambers was penalised by referee Mike Dean for a handball.

The Gunners boss criticised Taylor in his post-match comments after he had awarded Eden Hazard a penalty after a soft challenge from Hector Bellerin. He believes Hazard should have been cautioned for simulation.

"Referees get away with you, with the English press, always, no matter what they do", Wenger said.

Lichaj heads in one of his two goals tonight
GETTY GOAL Lichaj heads in one of his two goals tonight

Wenger, who was charged with misconduct, received a four-game touchline suspension and fined £25,000 after his altercation with fourth official Taylor at the end of Arsenal's last-gasp defeat of Burnley in January 2017, was given until 18.00 GMT on Tuesday 9 January to respond to that separate request.

But against Chelsea, just as against Crystal Palace and Liverpool over the Christmas period, the unsettled Chilean was 100 percent committed and determined to make an impact for Arsene Wenger's team.

Before the game against Chelsea Wenger said: "What is frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season - at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester City, at West Brom". On that front, nothing will change.

But knowing he was on a yellow card, he was stupid to dive over Andreas Christensen in the second half. I believe I've had more influence on that and a positive one too. "I'm quite surprised that that is shocking".

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