Arsenal's Wenger to contest improper conduct charge

23rd November 2004, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, Nov 23 (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to contest a charge of improper conduct by the Football Association following the incidents in their match against Manchester United.

LONDON, Nov 23 (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to contest a charge of improper conduct by the Football Association following the incidents in their match against Manchester United.

Wenger was charged by the FA for calling United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy a cheat after the Gunners' 2-0 loss at Old Trafford on October 24.

The Frenchman had been given a deadline of 6pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday to respond to the charge and has now requested a personal hearing.

Van Nistelrooy has already served a three-match ban for a bad challenge on Ashley Cole after deciding not to contest an FA charge of serious foul play.

The ill-tempered match saw the end of Arsenal's 49-game, unbeaten Premiership run and ended with a confrontation in the tunnel when it was claimed soup and pizza were thrown.

© AFP

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