Arsène Wenger Receives 3-Match Ban

Arsene Wenger reveals why he will travel to Liberia if he gets suspended

Wenger Banned, Fined Heavily For Misconduct

The Arsenal manager has already been charged with misconduct for abusing the referee, Mike Dean, after Sunday's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion and has until 6pm today to respond.

The manager was angry with Mike Dean's decision to award West Brom a late penalty, which Jay Rodriguez scored to deny the Gunners all three points.

The Arsenal manager will now have to watch on from the stands as the Gunners travel to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Bournemouth in the Premier League.

"He was also fined 40,000 pounds".

Part of his anger stemmed from a penalty the away side won when Eden Hazard was deemed to have been fouled by Hector Bellerin by referee Anthony Taylor - a decision branded "farcical".

Wenger appeared to suggest after the Chelsea game that there may be a conspiracy against his team.

However, that ban could yet be extended if the FA decide to extend the charge in the wake of his comments both before and after Wednesday's 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Wenger told reporters when quizzed on his outburst: "I've nothing to add, I maintain what I said. I want to be the boss". One hundred per cent [he dived].

"From what I've heard and seen in tunnels and dressing rooms down the years, I'm surprised and shocked to be charged", he said. "I have a right to have my opinion and I respect everybody's opinion". Nothing has changed. I've been in England for 21 years and I've tried to serve this game with honesty, integrity and when I have something to say, I say it.

Wenger said pre-match: "I must say what is more frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season - at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester City, at West Brom".

"You have your opinion and I have my opinion and I've been in the game long enough to know that everybody can have a different opinion".

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