Arsene Wenger is facing a ban after being sent off during a frantic end to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley.
The Frenchman was involved in an altercation which saw him push fourth official Anthony Taylor after Burnley were awarded a stoppage time penalty which Ashley Barnes converted.
However, there was still time for more drama, with Arsenal awarded a spot-kick of their own which Alexis Sanchez cheekily put away in the 98th minute to secure the win and move into second place.
The Guardian are now reporting that Wenger can expect to be charged by the Football Association for misconduct and could be handed a touchline ban.
Speaking after the match Wenger apologised for his actions and admits that emotions got the better of him at the end of the game.
“I regret everything,” Wenger said via The Guardian. “I should have shut up, gone in and gone home. I apologise for that.”
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“Look, it was nothing bad,” Wenger said. “I said something that you hear every day in football.
“Overall, nine times out of 10 you are not sent to the stand for that. 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…”
Wenger also revealed why he had become frustrated explaining that he had been trying to watch the rest of the game from the tunnel. “I thought I could watch it from the corridor, ”he added.
It was certainly an extraordinary end to a game with Burnley’s equaliser looking to have almost extinguished Arsenal’s titles hopes before Sanchez’s late, late goal rescued the win.
Arsenal now are Chelsea’s closest challengers, some eight points behind, but knowing that the Blues face Liverpool next in the Premier League before they take on the Gunners the week after.