'sorry mr wenger, we erred'

LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to receive an apology from Premier League referees chief Keith Hackett following his dismissal in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Wenger was sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean on the advice of fourth official Lee Probert.

And he has been told that Wenger will receive an apology from the Premier Game Match Officials Board which appoints officials to top-flight games in England.

The Gunners boss caught Probert's attention when he kicked an empty water bottle down the touchline following a disallowed goal for Arsenal in the final minutes. - AFP