FA hands Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger three-game touchline ban

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been banned for three matches

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been handed a touchline ban for his behaviour after last week's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

The Arsenal boss, who will start his punishment immediately in Sunday's FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest, has also been hit with a £40,000 fine.

Wenger will miss Arsenal's FA Cup clash at Nottingham Forest this Sunday, plus their League Cup semifinal first leg at Chelsea next Wednesday and the Premier League clash at Bournemouth on January 14.

In January past year, Wenger was given a four-match touchline ban by the FA after pushing and verbally abusing fourth official Anthony Taylor, who was also referee for this week's match against Chelsea.

Following a regulatory commission hearing, the FA said Wenger "admitted that his language and behavior in the match officials' changing room. was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee".

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was angry with referee Mike Dean
GETTY Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was angry with referee Mike Dean

Wenger, taking charge of a record 811th game, had been incensed by a contentious late penalty decision given against defender Calum Chambers for handball that cost his side all three points at The Hawthorns and was said to have angrily confronted referee Mike Dean.

Before the game against Chelsea Wenger said: "What is frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season - at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester City, at West Brom".

But the visitors will be without their manager on the touchline following his outburst on New Years Eve in the Premier League against West Brom.

Arsenal then conceded another late penalty against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, as Eden Hazard went down following a challenge from Hector Bellerin.

"I maintain what I said in the press conference - 100 per cent", Wenger said.

Related:

  • Girl Scout event teaches money management and leadership skills

    Girl Scout event teaches money management and leadership skills

    Be on the lookout for the Girls Scouts of Southern Appalachians, they're usually setup near grocery stores around the area. And, as always, you'll be able to purchase other popular cookie flavors, like Trefoils, Thin Mints, and Samoas .
    Change of govt inevitable in Tripura: Amit Shah

    Change of govt inevitable in Tripura: Amit Shah

    Shah in Udaipur said, "We want change not of chief minister or of party we want change for changing the lives of the people". While the country is free from malaria, Tripura still have malaria cases.
    Packers promote Brian Gutekunst as new general manager

    Packers promote Brian Gutekunst as new general manager

    With Brian Gutekunst securing the job, only five days after it officially was open, Ball's candidacy has collapsed. Saturday morning NFL's Ian Rapoport tweeted Green Bay had requested an interview with Schneider but was denied .
  • Travis Kalanick, Uber Co-Founder, to Sell 29 Percent of His Stake

    Travis Kalanick, Uber Co-Founder, to Sell 29 Percent of His Stake

    However, the investor consortium is also making a $1.25 billion investment of fresh financing at the older, higher appraisal. This sale was despite the fact that Alphabet's self-driving auto subsidiary Waymo was suing Uber for stealing trade secrets.
    Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple Music Chief Executive Position In August

    Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple Music Chief Executive Position In August

    That's an increase of 10 million subscribers from this past July when Spotify said that its subscriber count was at 60 million. With Iovine at the helm, Apple Music endured a shaky start and has gone on to be something of a success.
    LeSean McCoy to play vs. Jaguars

    LeSean McCoy to play vs. Jaguars

    At the tail end of the magnificent run, he put lockdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is a solid tackler, in a blender. The Jaguars were finally able to move the ball on the final drive of the half.
  • Brilliant Kyrgios too good for Dimitrov

    Brilliant Kyrgios too good for Dimitrov

    The top seed broke in the sixth game to win the first set in 30 minutes. "I was just seeing the rule and where line is. The third-seeded Australian, the World No. 21, defeated world No.3 Dimitrov in one hour and 33 minutes, reports Efe.
    Grigor Dimitrov's epic display of sportsmanship at Brisbane International

    Grigor Dimitrov's epic display of sportsmanship at Brisbane International

    Edmund was wrong-footed on the baseline and collapsed to the ground with a scream of pain after turning his ankle. He was able to resume but went on to lose 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-4. "At the end of the day, health above all".
    Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

    Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

    Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. It is being reported by local media that the second injured person is a 45-year-old woman.
  • Massachusetts Officials Critical of Shift in Federal Pot Policy

    Massachusetts Officials Critical of Shift in Federal Pot Policy

    However, it's not clear that the announcement will lead to drastic changes in the way that federal officials in OR handle pot. Oregon, being one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, reacted to the news in a different ways.
    Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension

    Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension

    Ron Rivera received an early birthday present on Saturday - a two-year contract extension worth a reported $15.5 million. The Panthers are 11-5 this season and have earned a playoff birth.
    Wozniacki battles to reach Auckland final

    Wozniacki battles to reach Auckland final

    It was finally in the eighth game that Wozniacki was able to convert her third breakpoint chance to level the set at 4-4. The 2016 champion Alize Cornet was dispatched in the first round yesterday by the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.

Comments

Other news