Friday, 5 January 2018

Arsenal Boss Wenger To Serve 3-Match Ban And Has Been Fined N19M

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been banned for three matches by the English Football Association.
The French coach has admitted that he committed inappropriate behaviour and language in the match officials' changing room after the English Premier League match against West Brom last week.

West Brom scored a late equaliser after they were awarded a very debatable penalty kick, leaving Wenger furious on the sideline.

The English FA also fined Wenger £40,000 (N19m) for the incident, in which the Frenchman is alleged to have verbally abused referee Mike Dean in his changing room and questioned his integrity.

Wenger was charged by the English FA earlier in the week and will now be absent from the Arsenal dug-out for their FA Cup third-round tie at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg against Chelsea and the following Sunday's trip to Bournemouth in the FA Cup.

A statement from the English FA on Friday evening read:
"Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal's next three matches after he was charged with misconduct.

"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 Brom game on Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee. 

"He was also fined £40,000."
But this is just the beginning of Wenger's problem with the English FA.

He was also asked to explain the comments he made after he repeatedly criticised the English Premier League's refereeing standards before and after the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

That match also featured a penalty Wenger described afterwards as 'farcical' when Hector Bellerin fouled Eden Hazard.

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