The FA has released the following statement:
"Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been charged with improper conduct in relation to his words and behaviour towards the match officials at half-time of [Saturday's] match against Portsmouth.
"Wenger was subsequently sent from the technical area for the second half. He has until 5 January to respond to the charge."
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