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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger handed three-match ban over referee comments

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger handed three-match ban over referee comments

Wenger has been slapped with a three-match touchline ban, as well as a £40,000 fine.

West Brom scored to earn a 1-1 draw.

Wenger, taking charge of a record 811th game, had been incensed by a contentious late penalty decision given against defender Calum Chambers for handball that cost his side all three points at The Hawthorns and was said to have angrily confronted referee Mike Dean.

The Arsenal manager will be banned from the touchline for Sunday's FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest, the first leg of the League Cup semifinal against Chelsea next week, and a English Premier League match with Bournemouth on January 14.

And Wenger was swift to raise the stakes again after the draw with top-four rivals Chelsea, saying the penalty count against Arsenal was "not coincidence".

Arsene Wenger has been asked by the Football Association to provide observations about his comments made before and after Arsenal's game with Chelsea, the governing body has announced.

Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata eyes the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

"I have been in the 21 years, imagine what I've heard and seen in tunnels and dressing rooms down the years".

Wenger now has until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to respond.

Arsenal then conceded another late penalty against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, as Eden Hazard went down following a challenge from Hector Bellerin.

'I respect everybody's opinion.

"I felt it should have been a yellow for Hazard". "Nothing has changed. I try to serve this game with honesty and integrity and when I have something to say, I say it. I have the right to have an opinion".

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