Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will serve a three-match touchline ban and be fined 40,000 pounds ($54,277) after being charged with misconduct by the FA.
The FA said in a statement, “Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct,” reports Xinua news agency.
“It follows an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today at which the Arsenal manager admitted that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the West Brom game on Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee.
“He was also fined 40,000 pounds ($54,277).”
Wenger expressed his angered at referee Mike Dean when Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at West Brom, who were awarded a penalty for handball.
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.