FA Slaps 4 match Ban to Arsene Wenger
English Football Association has slapped a four-match touchline ban and £25,000 fine to Arsenal FC’s Aserne Wenger over misconduct.
This came on the heels of Wenger accepting FA’s charge of misconduct where he verbally abused and pushed fourth official Anthony Taylor after being sent off in the last weekend match with Burnely.
His ban starts immediately so he misses Saturday’s FA Cup game at Southampton.
Wenger will also miss the game against Watford, Chelsea and Hull city.
Wenger reacted angrily to Burnley being awarded a 93rd-minute penalty at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, one they scored to level at 1-1.
After being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss, Wenger moved away from the pitch but stood at the tunnel entrance and refused to move as he tried to watch the remaining few minutes of Sunday’s match.
As Taylor encouraged him to move away, Wenger was seen to push back against him.
Arsenal were then given a penalty of their own, which was converted by Alexis Sanchez.
Immediately after the match, Wenger apologised, saying: “I should have shut up – I apologise for not having done that.
“It was nothing malicious. I should have kept my control, even if it was in a hectic time.”