Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was unhappy with the decision to give Eden Hazard a penalty in the second-half.
In his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Wenger was also critical of the referee and referring to the penalty his side conceded against Chelsea on Wednesday night, he told Sky Sports: “Yeah of course it’s all opinions, if you are on one side it’s opinions, if you are on the other side it’s opinions. But when opinions always go the same way it’s coincidence. Statistically it’s built on the fact that when it’s repeated it’s not coincidence.
He added: “We got again a farcical decision on the penalty but we knew that as well before so we have to deal with that…”
The Frenchman has now been asked to explain his comments from pre- and post-match press conferences.
In a statement, the FA said: “The FA has requested observations from Arsene Wenger for media comments he made on Tuesday [02/01/18] and after last night’s Arsenal versus Chelsea match [03/01/18]. He has until 6pm on Tuesday 9 January to respond.”