Arsene Wenger’s admits he was abusive and accepts ban – Why?

Arsene Wenger was very clear in his comments after the West Brom v Arsenal game on New Years Eve that Mike Dean had made a grave error in awarding the Baggies a penalty in the dying minutes of the 1-1 draw, but after telling us all that he was going to contest the charge it now appears that he has admitted that he was guilty as charged. He will now have to serve a three-game ban and has a sizeable fine as well.

A statement from the FA read: “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 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.”

I am a little disconcerted that Wenger didn’t request a personal hearing so he could give his side of the story, as he actually had an extremely valid defence that Dean made it look like he had a vendetta against the Arsenal boss.

But he has accepted that he was wrong, but now he has to face yet another charge relating to the penalty given against us by Anthony Taylor in the Chelsea game. This (in my opinion) will not be so easy to defend, so can we expect Wenger to get another touchline ban on top of this one?

If he carries on abusing referees like this, we may not see him in the dugout for the rest of the season!

Darren N


  1. shark says:

    Brand new Wenger excuse will follow: We lost because I couldn’t lead the team from the bench! :))

    1. Eat Pie says:

      I would not bet against it tbh.

  2. Eat Pie says:

    Great stuff keep it up Wenger, can’t we kick him out the stadium too and ban use of walkie talkies or anything he can communicate to Bold with.

    1. Eat Pie says:

      Would like to see how Bold does without Wenger influence.

      1. Ivan says:

        Bould will be no more effective.
        The real interesting thing is what punishment will the FA give Wenger for the next offence.

        1. Maks says:

          Banned from the line for a season :)))
          then I will thank Mike Dean and stop calling him a moron.

      2. Rkw says:

        Chewing more gum AND farting …which will make him smarter than Gerry Ford

        1. jon fox says:

          Wouldn’t you love to see a tweet war between Wenger and Trump! Trump would call him a fake manager and that would be the first sensible and true thing Trump ever said. One more thing than Wenger ever said since 2008.

  3. Shekargvr says:

    Oh please ban him from the stadium for the rest of his life, atleast then arsenal will hire a new manager.

    Senseless idiot he is, I have been very respectfull towards him for the past 3 years keeping in mind his age, as we in India respect our elders even if they are outright wrong.

    But this man has crossed all the limits of managerial stupidity. He again gives the same bullshit like in every other transfer window.
    “We are open for an exceptional player in any position if they become available”.
    Mr. Ars*hole Wenger every player is available for the right price. No player’s agent or club will call you and beg you to buy their player.

    Ross Barkley has moved to chelsea for 15mil.
    For fu*king 15mil?
    Is’nt he better than elneny, ramsey, xhaka?
    If not better he is definitely versatile than all of them, he can play in the middle of the park, attacking mid, false 9.
    And he is definitely quicker,agile,stronger,more accurate shooter than elneny,xhaka and Ramsey.
    He would have been
    If 15mil is too much for arsenal to spend ,you could have made a deal for free transfer at the end of the season as he has 6months left.

    But he goes to chelsea who already have cesc,Kante,bakayoko,hazard and Drinkwater to compete with.
    We could atleast give him more game time.

    All we needed this was a commanding midfielder and 1 or two central defenders.

    I was hoping Arsene would do everything to sign Goretzka and Barkley on free as they had 6months of contract left.

    But now we are left without Ozil and Sanchez, lekar is going to Liverpool as countinho is going to Barca.
    Goretzka is going to Bayern. And all we are left with will be Kostas mavrapopulos.

    Wow bravo Mr. Arsehole wenger.

    1. Atid says:

      £15m is about Barkleys price, overrated, overweight and overly injured. Of course he is better then elneny, that’s reflected in their transfer fees.

      But name me one season where he has outscored ramsey or assisted more? Ramsey is a far superior player as is wilshire. When alexis leaves (hopefully this month) we should bring in a replacement, ozil too. If theo leaves we should promote Nelson, but if giroud leaves we need to buy as well. Everyone is so dramatic, at the end of the day we can only start x1 and have a squad of 25. Yes we can draft in better quality, but the current owner keeps employing a tight bastard, even when that tight bastard leaves, the owner will simply employ another tight bastard. Get used of it, get over it and try to enjoy your lives. There is a massive world out there full of pussy, just eat all u can and watch Arsenal in between.

  4. Nayr says:

    Even if he ie banned he still wears a microphone on the stands and talks to bould. ??

    the man is afraid of giving another person a chance even bould.
    afraid they might just expose his failures by being better than himl

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Did not see mourinho, Fergie or any other banned managers giving others a chance too

      1. Nayr says:

        @ John Ibrahim

        are you seriously comparing mourinho and fergie to wenger?
        two very decorated managers who have won mutiple trophies to someone who has won the epl for almost 14 years.
        fergie and mourinho we were perfoming well and winning games and the league mind you at the time of their respective bans.

        wenger is in 6th place currently.

    2. jon fox says:

      ONLY “MIGHT”?

  5. Nayr says:

    Also arsenal should sign RIYAD MAHREZ.

    better than all this lemars,draxlers and zahas

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Y not add morgan, huth and the others from Leicester too

      They won the league so they should be world class and quality

      1. Nayr says:

        @john ibrahim

        riyad mahrez has 7 goals and 7 assists this season.
        been on fire lately.
        scores against big teams
        don’t just comment for the sake of it, watch football first and look at a players stats before bashing him.

        1. ks-gunner says:

          mate, he is playing at a small club, and being there its normal that his stats are good

          1. Welsh_Ramsey says:

            That sounds backwards. Look at wilshere when he went to Bournemouth compared to since he’s come back. Being surrounded by better players here has elevated him. To say Mahrez is good because he’s in a worse team just means he’s individually better than his teammates. I’d go on a limb and say he’d have a better season than this one playing with laca, Ozil, Ramsey, and Jack.

  6. Sunnypa says:

    Now Wenger Is Ban, Can Bold Do The Job? Last Season When Wenger Is Ban And Bold Took Charge Of The Team,he Didn’t Say Anything In The Torchline. Bold Know Nothing About Managing A Team. God Help Us At Arsenal.

  7. jon fox says:

    It is clear that someone higher up in the club, has leant on him to accept his deserved fate and stop digging himself yet further into the hole. So, it seems someone in the clubs decision makers has at least a tiny shred of common sense and intelligence. I just with Wenger would punch a referee, as that MIGHT , hopefully, finally get him sacked,. The sooner the better.

    1. Abel says:

      He actually admitted to using foul language and casting doubt on the impartiality of the centre referee in the referees changing room after the westbrom gam not for what he said at the press conference.
      He has been asked to explain his comments at the press conference.
      Let’s try sticking to the truth huh.

  8. GB says:

    Perhaps he wants to clear his diary so he can go to George Weah’s inauguration as Liberias Leader? Just a thought…….

    1. Ivan says:

      That is funny, Lol.

  9. sfgunner says:

    if we are going to let sanchez go in january, do it early. leave time to sign another player(s). lets not go til the end a deal w the drama. offer him to paris, get him out of the EPL, as for mahrez, its a downgrade, alexis is a wide player who is in the top 5 globally. tough to replace this. mahrez would be great to have, but he’s not a replacement

    1. Eat Pie says:

      Top 5 really?

      Name them please

  10. shark says:

    The fossil has no idea what kind of players he needs. I bet he thinks Vieira is still a player and he is expecting him to come back from injury. He will not have time for transfers this month because he is always looking at “themselves” and is focusing on the next match.

  11. Nayr says:

    fossil ??????????

  12. ks-gunner says:

    Its not that Wenger is active during the game, giving his players instructions and such, so what diff does it even make?

    1. shark says:

      Agree! He can glue his ass on any chair and play with the zipper. A good thing for him might be that he won’t feel Bould’s garlic & brandy breath.

    2. jon fox says:

      Exactly. They might as well ban a ten year old child in the crowd since that would make the same difference to the team. NONE! The child, though, would show far more passion than Wenger. And be of the same use to the team. NONE!When Wenger and Bould sit their next to each other, not speaking and looking as if they had never met, their glum expresions make them look like rival undertakers. Which in effect they are , since they have both buried Arsenal. Though only Wenger administered the fatal poison.

  13. Kenny Rolfe says:

    It won’t make any difference, how often d’you see Wenger or Bould get off their backside anyway, apart from rucking the 4th official

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