Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will serve a three-match touchline ban after he was charged with misconduct by the FA.
Arsene Wenger has also fined £40,000 after admitting that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the 1-1 Premier League draw at West Brom last Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee.
The manager was angry with Mike Dean’s decision to award West Brom a late penalty, which Jay Rodriguez scored to deny the Gunners all three points.
Wenger has separately also been asked for his observations for comments made both before and after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night, for which he has until Tuesday 9 January to respond, and could face further punishment.
The ban means Wenger will miss the Gunners’ FA Cup trip to Nottingham Forest on Sunday, next week’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea and the Premier League game at Bournemouth on Sunday 14 January.
A statement from the FA read: “Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct.
“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 Brom game on Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee. He was also fined £40,000.”