The Football Association has released the following statement:

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been charged with using insulting and/or abusive language and behaviour amounting to improper conduct.

The charges relate to Wenger's conduct towards match officials at the conclusion of Arsenal's match against Sunderland on 18 September.

Under The FA's new fast-track procedures, Wenger has until Thursday 23 September to respond to the charge and he has been offered a standard sanction of a one match touchline ban and an £8,000 fine should he accept the charge. If he denies the charge, the case will be heard by a Regulatory Commission.

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