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Wenger handed 3-match ban, fined £40k for misconduct

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and fined £40,000 by the English Football Association for his behaviour after his side’s Premier League game against West Brom.

The Frenchman was angered by referee Mike Dean after Arsenal drew 1-1 at The Hawthorns, where Calum Chambers conceded a late penalty for handball which saw Arsenal settle for a share of the points.

The Football Association said Wenger admitted “his language and behaviour was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity” of the referee.

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“Arsène Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct,” read a statement on Arsenal’s official website on Friday.

“It follows an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today at which the Arsenal manager admitted that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the West Bromwich Albion game on Sunday [31/12/17] was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee. He was also fined £40,000.”

As a result, Wenger will not be in charge of Arsenal’s ties against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup this weekend, against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup first leg semi-final, and their Premier League away clash against Bournemouth.

 

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