Wenger charged with improper conduct by UEFA

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was charged with improper conduct by UEFA on Wednesday for comments made about the referee following Arsenal`s Champions League exit to AC Milan.

Wenger, who is now facing the possibility of his third UEFA touchline ban in a year, accused referee Damir Skomina of awarding their opponents too many free kicks in Arsenal`s 3-0 win on Tuesday.

Wenger confronted the Slovenian official at the end of a disappointing night when Arsenal were eliminated 4-3 on aggregate despite their emphatic victory at Emirates Stadium.

The case will be heard on March 29 by UEFA`S control and disciplinary body.

Wenger was hit with a one-match ban by European soccer`s governing body for berating Swiss referee Massimo Busacca following his team`s Champions League last-16 exit to Barcelona last March.

He was then handed a further two-match touchline suspension for violating that ban by communicating with the Arsenal bench from the stands during a playoff tie against Udinese earlier this season.

Bureau Report

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