Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has apologised for pushing fourth official Anthony Taylor during his side’s last-gasp 2-1 win against Burnley at the Emirates on Sunday.
The Frenchman, who could face action from the Football Association over the incident, was sent from the touchline for his protests after referee Jon Moss had awarded the visitors a penalty in the third minute of stoppage time.
As Andre Gray equalised, plunging Arsenal’s title hopes in doubt, Wenger – watching from the tunnel – was ushered away by Taylor.
Wenger was seen throwing his arms towards Taylor before going down the tunnel, where he watched on as his side were awarded their own spot kick which Alexis Sanchez scored in the 98th minute to move the Gunners up to second in the Premier League.
Asked to explain why he had been sent off, Wenger said: “I regret everything. I should have shut up and gone in and gone home, basically.”I apologise for that. There’s nothing bad. I said something you hear everyday in football but nine times out of 10 you’re not sent to the stand for that. But if I am, I am and I should have shut up …