The Arsenal Boss will surely not be anywhere near the touchline when his team face Chelsea in a crucial Premier League clash on February 4th.
Arsene Wenger has been greeted with a four-match ban and a fine of £25,000 for his unruly behaviour toward fourth official Anthony Taylor during their last league win over Burnley.
The Frenchman got agitated in the 93rd minute of the game following the award of penalty to Burnley and got sent-off when he confronted Referee Jon Moss over the decision. Andrea Grey netted the spot-kick to equalise before Alexis Sanchez converted an Arsenal own penalty to seal a dramatic win for the Gunners in the 97th minute.
Wenger seem to have pushed Taylor when he moved to stand in the tunnel with some vocals following as the fourth official ensured proper execution of the Referees’ order.
The iconic manager have since apologised for his actions and insisted he said nothing bad.
“I regret everything… and i apologise for that”.
The said ban is active from Arsenal’s FA Cup game with Southampton on Saturday, before they meet Watford, Chelsea and Hull City in the league.
An official statement from the FA on this, reads: “Arsene Wenger has been given a four-match touchline ban with immediate effect after he was charged for misconduct following Arsenal’s game against Burnley on Sunday 22 January 2017.
“It was alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official.
“It was further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.
“The Arsenal manager, who was also fined £25,000, admitted the charge and requested a personal hearing which took place before an Independent Regulatory Commission [on Friday].”
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