Arsene Wenger given four game touchline ban

Arsene Wenger given four game touchline ban

- Arsene Wenger has been ordered to stay from the touchline for Arsenal's next four games

- Wenger can dish out tactical instructions from wherever he is but cannot be on the bench

- The Frenchman is punish for shoving fourth official, Anthony Taylor as Arsenal beat Burnley

Arsène Wenger has been given a four-match touchline ban by the Football Association for his actions in Arsenal’s dramatic 2-1 home win over Burnley last Sunday.

Wenger was sent off as he protested a penalty given to Burnley and later shoved fourth official, Anthony Taylor after he was told to leave the tunnel where he was trying to watch the match.

Arsene Wenger given four game touchline ban

Arsene Wenger and Anthony Taylor

The manager has avoided a stadium ban, having admitted the misconduct charge and he requested a personal hearing that took place on Friday.

The sanction applies to Arsenal’s FA Cup tie at Southampton on Saturday and the Premier League fixtures against Watford, Chelsea and Hull City.

Wenger was also fined £25,000. Arsenal said in a statement they did not intend to appeal.

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Wenger was accused of using “abusive and/or insulting words” towards Taylor after Jon Moss’s decision to award Burnley a stoppage-time penalty. It is alleged the manager called Moss a cheat, which he denies.

The Frenchman will not be allowed in the dugout or on the touchline during the four matches of his suspension but he can speak to his players before and after them and, also, in the dressing room at half-time.

He can communicate with his staff on the bench during the games via telephone, walkie-talkie or earpiece, or through a runner.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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