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  • 'He told me to f*** off twice' - Wenger'...

    The FA have published the written reasons behind Arsene Wenger's four-game touchline ban that he received for clashing with the officials during a Premier League meeting with Burnley. Wenger vented his fury at fourth official Anthony Taylor and even pushed the latter in the tunn...

    'He told me to f*** off twice' - Wenger's x-rated touchline rant revealed

    The FA have published the written reasons behind Arsene Wenger's four-game touchline ban that he received for clashing with the officials during a Premier League meeting with Burnley. Wenger vented his fury at fourth official Anthony Taylor and even pushed the latter in the tunnel area as he argued his case. RUMOURS: Barca want Bellerin The Gunners had looked as though they would draw the game with Sean Dyche's Burnley, before Alexis Sanchez scored a penalty in the final moments to secure a 2-1 win. Wenger had already reached boiling point by then, though, with the FA report revealing that he twice told Taylor to "f*** off", while he also accused him of being "dishonest to his federation" and twice pushed the official. The statement begins: "In his report the Match Referee, Mr. J. Moss stated... 'In the 92nd minute of the game, following the award of a penalty against Arsenal, I was informed by Mr Taylor that he had been confronted by Mr Wenger in the technical area. "He informed me that despite being warned to consider his conduct, Mr Wenger stated to Mr Taylor 'You are dishonest to your federation!' Mr Taylor told me that he told Mr Wenger that this was not acceptable to which Mr Wenger replied “f*** off”. "After the penalty kick was scored I walked over to the technical area and asked Mr Wenger to leave the area for inappropriate conduct. "I restarted play as Mr Wenger reached the tunnel mouth. Mr Taylor will be adding his report which will include further misconduct following Mr Wenger’s dismissal, which I did not witness." Taylor's account of events continues: "Following the award of a penalty kick against his team in approx. 92nd min, Mr Wenger left his technical area to confront me in disagreement at the decision. "Before he said anything I said 'think carefully before you say anything'. He responded by saying 'you are dishonest to your federation'. I considered this to be questioning both mine and the referee, Jon Moss’s integrity and impartiality. "I stated to Mr. Wenger that such a comment was not acceptable and he told me to 'f*** off' on two separate occasions. Once Burnley had taken the penalty and before the game restarted I informed the referee, Jon Moss, what Mr Wenger had said and he subsequently dismissed Mr Wenger from the technical area. Sutton reveal Arsenal's amazing gift "Initially Mr Wenger wanted to return to his technical area and I had to ask him again to leave the vicinity as required. He then chose to stand at the opening of the tunnel. I again approached him and asked him to go to the dressing room area. "At this point Mr Wenger pushed me twice and I had to ask the security staff present to escort Mr Wenger to the dressing room area. At the conclusion of the match Mr Wenger visited the officials changing room and apologised to myself and Mr Moss for his earlier actions."

  • Gary Lewin to work with Arsenal Ladies o...

    Gary Lewin has returned to Arsenal to work with the Ladies team on a short-term basis for 10 weeks, Goal understands. Lewin was first-team physio at Arsenal for 22 years and combined that job with a role as England national team physio from 1996 until leaving to become full-tim...

    Gary Lewin to work with Arsenal Ladies on short-term basis

    Gary Lewin has returned to Arsenal to work with the Ladies team on a short-term basis for 10 weeks, Goal understands. Lewin was first-team physio at Arsenal for 22 years and combined that job with a role as England national team physio from 1996 until leaving to become full-time head of physiotherapy in August 2008. His time as England physio ended in May after the Football Association made him redundant following a restructure of the St George's Park-based medical department. However, Lewin has since joined the medical team at Centennial Medical Care in Elstree where he runs a clinic twice a week offering his expertise to anyone suffering from a sports injury. The 52-year-old, who broke his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge’s equaliser against Italy at the 2014 World Cup, attended Arsenal’s last two games against Paris Saint-Germain and Bournemouth as an official guest of the club. Known as an expert on hamstring injuries, Lewin was credited with saving Eduardo da Silva's career after the striker suffered a broken leg against Birmingham City in 2008.  Lewin's long-serving cousin Colin is currently head of medical services at Arsenal, but it will be a boost to the Ladies' medical department after a host of high-profile playing staff departures in the past few months.

  • Sutton goalkeeper Shaw resigns after pie...

    Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has confirmed goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has resigned after his pie-eating antics during the club's FA Cup fifth round defeat to Arsenal on Monday. The 45-year-old reserve stopper hit the headlines after being caught on live television eating on the...

    Sutton goalkeeper Shaw resigns after pie affair

    Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has confirmed goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has resigned after his pie-eating antics during the club's FA Cup fifth round defeat to Arsenal on Monday. The 45-year-old reserve stopper hit the headlines after being caught on live television eating on the substitutes' bench during the Gunners' 2-0 victory at Gander Green Lane. The Gambling Comission later confirmed they would be investigating the incident after Shaw admitted he was aware Sun Bets were offering odds of 8-1 that he would eat a pie "live on air". Shaw dismissed the incident simply as "banter" but has now offered to cancel his contract with Sutton as a result of the impending investigation. Doswell had already been critical of his actions, claiming he felt that Shaw had portrayed the club in a negative light, and has now revealed the goalkeeper's time at Sutton is over. "It's been very disappointing, no doubt about that," he told Sky News. "I woke up this morning to this storm of criticism and it's something we have dealt with quickly as a club. "Wayne has offered his resignation to the chairman this afternoon and its been accepted. It's a very, very sad end to what's been a great story." Arsenal advanced to the quarter-finals, where they will face another non-league side in Lincoln City, courtesy of goals scored by Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott. The Gunners have won the FA Cup in two of the past three seasons and can seal a semi-final berth once again by overcoming the first team from outside the Football League to progress to the last eight since 1914.

  • Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper to be inves...

    The Gambling Commission in the UK is investigating Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw after he ate a pie during his side's FA Cup tie against Arsenal. Although he did not play for the non-league side as they were eliminated from the competition with a 2-0 loss to the Gunners, ...

    Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper to be investigated by Gambling Commission

    The Gambling Commission in the UK is investigating Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw after he ate a pie during his side's FA Cup tie against Arsenal. Although he did not play for the non-league side as they were eliminated from the competition with a 2-0 loss to the Gunners, he was one of the key talking points after it. The heavy set substitute goalkeeper was spotted at the side of the pitch by television cameras devouring the pie. However, betting company Sun Bets - who sponsored Sutton for the match - had been taking bets before the game on him doing just that, with odds of 8/1 available. Shaw was criticised by his manager for his conduct at the side of the pitch, but the shot stopper himself passed the incident off as "a bit of banter". He told The Independent: “Sun Bets had us at 8-to-1 to eat a pie. I thought I would give them a bit of banter and let's do it. All the subs were on and we were 2-0 down. “I think there were a few people [who placed a bet]. Obviously we [Sutton United] are not allowed to bet. I think a few of the mates and a few of the fans." But the incident is more serious to the regulatory body, which will seek clarification on it after Shaw’s admission that he was aware that such bets were being taken. The Gambling Commission will launch their own investigation, but the Football Association are also said to be considering looking at the incident. “Integrity in sport is not a joke and we have opened an investigation to establish exactly what happened,” Gambling Commission enforcement and intelligence director Richard Watson told the Daily Mail. “As part of that we'll be looking into any irregularity in the betting market and establishing whether the operator has met its licence requirement to conduct its business with integrity.”  

  • Arsenal to give Sutton £50,000 to buy tw...

    Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has revealed that Arsenal have promised the club £50,000 after their FA Cup fifth round clash at Gander Green Lane. Sutton goalie defends pie-eating antics The Gunners knocked the non-league side out of the tournament thanks to goals from Lucas P...

    Arsenal to give Sutton £50,000 to buy two classrooms, reveals boss

    Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has revealed that Arsenal have promised the club £50,000 after their FA Cup fifth round clash at Gander Green Lane. Sutton goalie defends pie-eating antics The Gunners knocked the non-league side out of the tournament thanks to goals from Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott to set up a quarter-final tie with Lincoln City. While Doswell was disappointed to see his club’s magical cup run ended he did reveal how the clash with Arsenal would alter their future and thanked the Gunners for their generosity. "Arsenal have been superb and we think they will help us with a classroom," Doswell told reporters.  "They promised us £50,000 and that will buy us two classrooms, an amazing gesture and we are very thankful." In the final minutes a plastic bottle was thrown at Arsene Wenger, though it did not hit him, and the game ended with fans running onto the pitch which Doswell criticised saying it prevented his fans from getting the reception they deserved for their exploits.  "It was a shame they couldn't get the round of applause they deserved," Doswell said. "It was a real shame people came on the pitch and took that away from them. I saw a few idiots shouting and screaming at Wenger and Arsenal players. "You saw an idiot run on the pitch, that was the big moment of his life.” Cup king Perez deserve regular run "I'd have loved to have got a goal for the supporters. One of my little goals was to do better than Southampton and we have done that. They lost 5-0 to them and we lost 2-0 so in my mind that's a moral victory." Sutton United will come back down to earth with a trip to Torquay United on Saturday afternoon. 

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