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Wenger Banned For Four Matches, Fined  £25k For Improper Conduct

Wenger Banned For Four Matches, Fined  £25k For Improper Conduct

 

The English Football Association have handed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger a four-man touchline ban for improper conduct in Arsenal's league clash against Burnley last Sunday at the Emirates.

Wenger's ban was announced on the FA's website on Friday.

With the ban, Wenger is expected to miss Arsenal's Saturday FA Cup away clash against Southampton, and their Premier League games against Watford (home), Chelsea (away) and Hull City (home).

A statement on the FA's website 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 today [Friday 27 January 2017]."

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