Arsene Wenger will not face disciplinary action over diving comments


Arsene Wenger will not face any disciplinary action from the Football Association over his comments that Raheem Sterling ‘dives well’ after Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger (L) speaks to fourth official Andre Marriner after they concede their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 5, 2017.

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal was adjudged to have pushed Sterling and Sergio Aguero converted the resultant penalty, leaving Wenger furious about the decision, and after the match he said: “I believe it was no penalty. It was a provoked penalty by Sterling. We know that he dives well. He does that very well.”

Arsenal were also unlucky to concede an offside goal from Gabriel Jesus which was the decisive goal prompting further comments from the Frenchman saying: “You can accept it if City win in a normal way, they are a good side, but the way it happened is unacceptable.”

Wenger’s comments could have left him facing a sanction from the FA but the Press Association Sport sources have said that Wenger is viewed not to have overstepped the mark, albeit only just.

That loss dropped Arsenal to sixth in the EPL table, 12 points behind City who lead with 31 points.