Saturday, 28 January 2017


Eventually, The Arsenal manager will miss the crucial Premier League match against Chelsea 

after being sanctioned, albeit he insists he verbally expressed "nothing deplorable" Arsene Wenger has been handed a four-match touchline veto and fined £25,000 for pushing fourth
official Anthony Taylor during Arsenal's win over
Burnley. The Frenchman was sent to the stands in injury
time of the 2-1 victory after clashing with Taylor,
towards whom he was additionally charged with utilizing
abusive or reviling language.
Wenger was withal penalised for remaining in the
tunnel area to visually examine the final minutes of the
As a result, he will not be in his technical area for
the Gunners' crucial Premier League fixture against
Chelsea on February 4 as well as three other
games. Wenger will commence his suspension immediately,
sitting in the stands for the FA Cup tie at
Southampton on Saturday afore Arsenal take on
Watford, Chelsea and Hull City in the English top
The incident in question occured after he was sent
off after repining to referee Jon Moss about the
awarding of a 93rd-minute penalty to Burnley,
which Andre Gray converted to equalise afore
Alexis Sanchez netted a spot-kick of his own to
seal a dramatic win for Arsenal.
After peregrinating to stand in the tunnel amid a heated
exchange with fourth official Taylor, Wenger
appeared to push the official as he endeavored to
usher him away. The 67-year-old apologised for his actions and
requested a personal auricularly discerning with the Football
Sodality, which took place on Friday afore his
suspension was promulgated.

A statement from the FA 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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