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Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 14:13
UEFA has banned Arsene Wenger for three matches for improper conduct in relation to comments he made about the match referee after Arsenal's Champions League game against AC Milan on 6th March.

As well as being suspended from carrying out his managerial duties for the team's next three European games, Wenger has been hit with a fine of €40,000 (£33,000).

It is the third time the Frenchman has been given a touchline ban in the space of a year and, barring an appeal, will be a blow for the club when they return to continental competition.

Arsenal are currently on course to qualify for next season's Champions League after moving into third place in the Premier League on the back of a seven-match winning run.

UEFA had previously handed Wenger a one-match touchline ban for an on-field rant at Massimo Busacca following his team's last-16 exit to Barcelona last year.

The Arsenal boss was left fuming at the Swiss referee's decision to send off Robin van Persie.

Wenger was then handed a further two-match touchline suspension for violating his Barcelona ban by communicating with the Arsenal bench from the stands during the Gunners' play-off tie against Udineseearlier this term.

His latest UEFA charge came after he criticised Slovenian official Damir Skomina for his performance in the second leg of this season's last-16 tie against Milan.

The Gunners won the match at Emirates Stadium 3-0 but were knocked out 4-3 on aggregate and Wenger felt Skomina had awarded too many decisions to the Italian visitors.

He said at the time: "I was not happy with the referee tonight because I felt he gave many free-kicks in the middle of the park.

"Every time they went down a free-kick was given for them, and they sensed that very quickly and they used it very well."

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/03/2012 14:14 by Boston Gooner.

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Billythekid (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 14:42
He said at the time: "I was not happy with the referee tonight because I felt he gave many free-kicks in the middle of the park.
"Every time they went down a free-kick was given for them, and they sensed that very quickly and they used it very well."

It was true. In my next life I am coming back as the wrath of God and I will smite and bring ruin to corrupt officials whether governmental, corporate or any other.

Referee's are being paid off, it's blindingly obvious and even in some instances proved and yet nothing is done because the officials which are supposed to regulate these issues are involved as the beneficiaries of them.

I am half hoping that this Nibiru myth is a fact because we have lost any right to exist as a species, we are a failure as a collective and no longer serve any purpose other than to destroy everything which makes life worth living......bring the fire !

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Wolf (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 15:16
Have you lost the @#$%& plot mate?

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 15:27
somebodys gone doolaly(Sm105)(Sm105)
The future is now!!!!!!!

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
tigerline (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 15:33
Good for wenger!

I have NO PROBLEM with him saying what he said.
When he sees something that stinks, he should and he will always tell the world about it.

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Philly the kid (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 15:45
Wenger should be able to take it to court. Bypass UEFA,FIFA whoever.
Fu(king corrupt ba$tards.
I'm kinda with Billy on this.
Those $hitrags are sucking the goodness out of the sport.

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 16:22
If I was Wenger I would pay £80K and tell them that they, the ref and all the officials are cocks.

- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
Mad Jens (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 17:29
We need to take a lesson from Barca and have the actual Club moan and b.itch and the referees, pitch, etc.

You can't exactly ban the club. I mean you can, but they won't.

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
gunnersingh (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 17:50
Unbelievable, uefa are muppets of the highest order. They give out small fines for racism. Wenger should fight this all the way.

Re: Wenger hit with UEFA ban.
eduardo (IP Logged)
30 March, 2012 21:08
yes singh, clubs get fines of £8K for racist abuse, AW gets £30K fine for telling the truth

*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

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