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Wenger targeted with 'bottle'

Arsenal have complained to UEFA after an object was thrown at Arsene Wenger at the end of Tuesday's game against Besiktas.

Wenger claims he was targeted at the final whistle following a goalless draw between Arsenal and the Turkish side in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier in Istanbul.

The Arsenal manager, who was not hit, reported the incident to UEFA and said afterwards the object was "a bottle or something".

And UEFA's disciplinary department is likely to investigate further before deciding whether to take action.

There could be further punishment, too, for Besiktas boss Slaven Bilic, who was sent from the dugout in the final moments.

Bilic was angered by referee Milorad Mazic's decision to halt the game for an injury to Mathieu Flamini and his subsequent failure to award Besiktas an injury-time free-kick.

He said: "I have apologised to Mr Wenger and the referee. I just wasn't happy with some of the decisions. No hard feelings - I made a mistake.

"Maybe I overreacted in that situation but nothing serious happened. I see no reason for me not to be in the dugout in London."

The return leg at the Emirates is live on Sky Sports 5 next Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm.