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Video: Pulis expects FA charge after Michael Owen’s attack on Arsenal midfielder

Michael Owen may have been lucky to escape a yellow or even a red card on Saturday after his angry punch thrown at Mikel Arteta towards the end of the bad-tempered game between Arsenal and Stoke, but he may regret that the referee didn’t deal with it immediately as he is now open to an investigation by the FA.

Owen’s manager Tony Pulis admitted that Owen shouldn’t have reacted so strongly, but he is waiting expectantly for the FA to make an announcement. He said: “Arteta’s challenge was a poor challenge but Michael shouldn’t do that.”

Wenger – Jack is a fighter with a knockout punch!

Arsene Wenger is extremely impressed with his young terrier of a midfielder, Jack Wilshere, and although he wants him to keep his temper in check, he also loves to see him fighting for every ball.

“It’s more than aggression,” Wenger said. “I’d call it commitment……”

“Aggression is something negative but he has a committed attitude and he needs to keep that. Jack is what you want from your midfield. He is good in the defensive and offensive boxes. Most players are only good in one.