Arsene Wenger gets four-match touchline ban

Tony Chidi wth agency report

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been banned for four matches and fined £25,000 by the English FA after accepting a charge of misconduct for pushing the fourth official, Anthony Taylor in the match with Burnely at the Emirate stadium last Sunda

The ban starts with Saturday’s FA Cup game at Southampton.

If that tie needs a replay, Wenger will return for the Premier League game against Hull on 11 February.

However, if the match is settled on Saturday, the Hull game will be the fourth and final one he will miss.

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

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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.

As Taylor encouraged him to move away, Wenger was seen to push back against him.

The 67 year Arsenal Manager apologised immediately after the match, 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.”