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Banned! - Wenger slapped with three-match suspension

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM


The English Football Association (FA) has banned Arsene Wenger from the touchline for three games, after the Arsenal manager accepted he was abusive when questioning the integrity of a referee.

Wenger's outburst followed a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Wenger was incensed at Calum Chambers being penalised for a handball, and West Brom converting the resulting penalty to equalise.

Following a regulatory commission hearing, the FA said that Wenger "admitted that his language and behavior in the match officials' changing room ... was abusive, improper, and questioned the integrity of the match referee."

Wenger was also fined £40,000.