Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given a three-match touchline ban and fined £40,000 by the Football Association for his behaviour after Sunday’s Premier League match against West Brom.
A statement on Arsenal’s official website confirmed the ban on Friday.
Wenger was angered by referee Mike Dean after his side’s 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns, where Calum Chambers conceded a late penalty for handball which saw Arsenal settle for a share of the points.
Following the ban, Wenger will not be in charge of Arsenal’s Cup ties against Nottingham Forest (FA Cup), Chelsea (Carabao Cup first leg semi-final) and Premier League away clash against Bournemouth.
“Arsène Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct,” a statement on Arsenal’s official website reads.
“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