You can blame the international break, you can blame the absence of key players, but ultimately Arsenal’s recent loss to Watford was down to determination.
The Hornets have often played the banana skin role in Arsenal’s season and were once again at hand to cause Arsene Wenger plenty of criticism from fans and pundits alike.
Not only did the Gunners boss fail to pull away from Chelsea and Liverpool, he could now be in hot water with the FA after even more questionable actions OFF the pitch.
According to an exclusive story from London Evening Standard’s James Olley, Wenger followed Neil Swarbrick down the tunnel at the final whistle to confront the referee.
A controversial penalty decision completely changed the atmosphere at Vicarage Road and led Tom Cleverley on to snatch the winner deep into injury time.
And with pressure already mounting on Wenger’s shoulders, he entered the referee’s room filled with rage in order to call out Swarbrick on some of the calls that were made.
Wenger will now have to wait for the FA to look over Swarbrick’s refereeing report and check just how much detail is included to warrant a misconduct charge.
It’s becoming increasingly more common for Premier League managers to land themselves with a touchline ban and if Wenger had used foul or abusive language he could be looking at something similar.
The Frenchman was handed a four-game suspension from the bench earlier this year after confronting the fourth official in the 92nd minute during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley.
Arsenal’s next game in the Premier League is an away trip to Ronald Koeman’s struggling Everton side, which provides a great chance for us to get back on track!