FA probe Wenger spat

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The Football Association will announce later today whether the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, or West Ham United's Alan Pardew will be charged following their touchline altercation at Upton Park on Sunday afternoon.

The FA is examining further video footage of the incident after receiving reports from the referee, Rob Styles, and the fourth official, Andy D'Urso. It is thought unlikely, however, that either manager will be charged although the episode is mentioned in the reports of both officials - as are further incidents in the tunnel following the game.

At the same time the FA has written to West Ham about another incident during the match when a coin struck the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie on the head in front of the main stand.

West Ham have been given a week to reply and as long as they can prove there was sufficient stewarding - and that they have examined CCTV footage to try to identify the culprit - then sanctions are unlikely. If the supporter is identified he will face a police banning order.

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