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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was "very aggressive" and called referee Mike Dean "a disgrace" after the Gunners' 1-1 draw at West Brom on New Year's Eve, according to an FA report.

Dean gave a controversial late penalty, which the Baggies scored in a 1-1 draw.

Wenger entered the officials' changing room and confronted Dean, according to the FA's written reasons for the manager's three-match touchline ban.

The referee said Wenger accused him of being dishonest numerous times.

Written testimony from Dean, his assistant referees and the fourth official are contained in the report and give similar accounts of the row.

Dean said: "As we've entered the dressing room after the game Mr Wenger stood behind us in the doorway and told the West Brom steward to 'let him in'.

"He was very aggressive leaning towards me, pointing aggressively at me saying 'you're not honest' on numerous occasions.

"I replied 'so you're calling me a cheat'. He replied 'I maintain what I say, you're not honest'.

"He then said 'you've done this to us many times before, you're supposed to be professional, you're a disgrace'. He was then ushered out of the room by the West Brom safety officer."

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Liam Mk2    1,750

I agree 100% with Wenger on this one.

He is a disgrace, it’s not just against us though. In general, he is not good enough to be refereeing at the top level, not even close. He doesn’t help his own cause by being the epitome of arrogance. He makes decisions with the sole objective for him to be in the discussion post-match. 

I don’t see how he can referee an Arsenal match in the future either. 

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Lineker    31,049

Newcastle takeover is OFF.

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