Arsene Wenger Gets 4-Match Ban

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has bagged a four-match touchline ban and £25,000 fine after accepting a Football Association charge of misconduct for his behaviour in the win over Burnley.


Wenger, 67, was charged with verbally assaulting and pushing fourth official Anthony Taylor after being sent off.

He will miss today's FA Cup tie against Southampton and Premier League games against Watford, Chelsea and Hull.

Wenger will be back for the Premier League trip to Liverpool on 4 March.

The Frenchman reacted angrily to Burnley being awarded a 93rd-minute penalty at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, one they scored to level at 1-1.

After being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss, Wenger moved away from the pitch but stood at the tunnel entrance and refused to move as he tried to watch the remaining few minutes of Sunday's match.

Immediately after the match, Wenger apologised, saying: "I should have shut up - I apologise for not having done that.

"It was nothing malicious. I should have kept my control, even if it was in a hectic time."

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