Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted a Football Association charge of improper conduct following his touchline bust-up with West Ham boss Alan Pardew.
Wenger was seen jostling with and swearing at his counterpart in response to Pardew’s celebration of Marlon Harewood’s last-minute winner when the sides met earlier this month.
Pardew was also charged and both managers have requested personal hearings to state their defences to the FA disciplinary board.
“It was a small incident when two managers had a disagreement on a heated incident,” said Wenger a week after the game.
“I will not demand a hearing because for me the incident is over.
“I said I regret having reacted so all the rest now can only be boring and a waste of time.”