No action against Wenger after Fulham referee comments

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not face any action from the Football Association over his attack on referee Lee Probert, Sky Sports reports.

The Frenchman was left fuming by the performance of the referee in Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Fulham on Monday night. Wenger believes that Probert should have awarded a first half penalty to Gervinho and has condemned Probert’s decision to send off Johan Djourou with 12 minutes to go. Fulham scored two late goals against the Gunners and left Wenger’s side 12 points adrift from the top.

Wenger was unimpressed with Probert and claimed: ‘The referee influenced the game in completely the wrong way, in my opinion’. The Arsenal boss escaped punishment from the FA, who have elected not to open disciplinary proceedings. Arsenal could have faced the possibility of their manager receiving a touchline ban for the FA Cup tie with Leeds United. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has blamed ‘childish’ errors for his side’s loss at Craven Cottage and was unhappy with the way Arsenal conceded both goals.

An FA spokesman said: ‘We have looked at the statements made and I can confirm we won’t be taking the matter further’.

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