Arsene Wenger will not be investigated by the Football Association, despite reports of an altercation with Neil Swarbrick after Saturday’s defeat to Watford.
Wenger was incensed by referee Neil Swarbrick’s decision to award Watford a penalty in the defeat on Saturday. After the game, he told the media that the decision was “unbelievable” and cost Arsenal the match.
There were then reports that Wenger confronted the match official after the game as well to make his opinion known. However, according to the Mirror, Swarbrick did not include the incident in his match report. As such, the FA have no reason to investigate.
Should Swarbrick opt to lodge an official complaint, Wenger could find himself in trouble. The controversial penalty saw Brazilian forward Richarlison go down as he attempted to get around Hector Bellerin.
There wasn’t much contact, yet Swarbrick saw enough to give the penalty. The incident has since been reviewed by the FA’s new diving panel, but they’ve ruled that no simulation was involved.
The penalty was converted by Troy Deeney, levelling the score. Tom Cleverley then scored the winner in stoppage time. The results leaves Arsenal with just win four wins from their opening eight Premier League matches.
Arsenal are also yet to win away from home in the Premier League this season.