Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given a three-match touchline ban with £40,000 for his language and behaviour in the referee’s changing room after Sunday’s game against West Brom.
The FA released a statement : “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 [05/01/18] at which the Arsenal manager admitted that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the West Bromwich Albion game on Sunday [31/12/17] was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee.
“He was also fined £40,000.”
Wenger’s first game in the stands will be Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash with Nottingham Forest, while he will also be absent from the dugout for a Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie with Chelsea and a Premier League date with Bournemouth.
Wenger response, when asked on his outburst: “I’ve nothing to add, I maintain what I said. We can spend all day talking about things that aren’t important, but we want to see big games, with important players and see them refereed by top professionals.