Mike Dean's official report reveals what Wenger said to him after Arsenal v West Brom

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Things are not going well for Arsene Wenger right about now.

After the news that Alexis Sanchez looks set to leave in January, the Arsenal boss was handed another huge blow when the Gunners faltered to a 2-1 loss away at Bournemouth on Sunday - the Chilean played no part.

It was their lowest point of the season, with Wenger sat in the stands in clear distress, serving the third match of his FA ban.

His incident with Mike Dean that provoked the suspension was certainly not pretty, with Wenger challenging the referee's controversial call to award a penalty for handball against Calum Chambers.

The decision from Dean would lead to Arsenal dropping two more points away from home, with Jay Rodriguez converting the resulting spot kick after Sanchez gave them the lead.

Up until now, it has been unknown what was really said between Wenger and Dean but, the Independent have published the ref's official report and it is quite extraordinary.


Dean stated: “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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Wow, he really flew off the handle.

In Wenger's defence, Dean has given a number of debatable decisions against the Gunners in the past, with fans once drawing up a petition to have him banned from officiating their fixtures.

However, for a man like Wenger to react in this manner is simply unacceptable.

His suspension was certainly justified, but Dean's conduct on the pitch should also be brought into question.

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