Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger given four-match touchline ban for altercation with Anthony Taylor
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 28/01/17 8:12am
Arsene Wenger has been given a four-match touchline ban for his altercation with fourth official Anthony Taylor last weekend.
The Arsenal manager will miss Saturday's FA Cup clash with Southampton and subsequent Premier League games against Watford, Chelsea and Hull, and has been fined £25,000.
The Gunners will not appeal the decision, which was made by an independent panel and announced by the Football Association on Friday.
Wenger accepted a charge of misconduct earlier this week after he was sent to the stands during the win over Burnley on Sunday.
He was sent from the touchline by referee Jon Moss for allegedly using abusive or insulting language towards Taylor after an injury-time penalty was awarded to the Clarets.
Wenger attempted to watch the rest of the game from the tunnel area but became involved in an altercation with Taylor, and appeared to push the fourth official.
The Frenchman apologised for his actions on Monday, admitting he regretted the entire incident.
"I regret everything. I should have shut up and gone in and gone home, basically.
"I apologise for that. There's nothing bad. I said something you hear everyday in football but nine times out of 10 you're not sent to the stand for that. But if I am, I am and I should have shut up completely."