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Arsenal boss Wenger hit with four-match touchline ban, fans react

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger learned his punishment from the Football Association on Friday, and it has sparked differing views from fans.

The Frenchman received a four-game touchline ban after admitting to a charge of misconduct.

Wenger had a personal hearing with the English governing body regarding his behaviour, which involved him appearing to shove fourth official Anthony Taylor during last weekend’s dramatic 2-1 win over Burnley.

After referee Jon Moss awarded the Clarets a stoppage-time penalty at the Emirates, Wenger was incensed and angrily confronted Taylor on the touchline.

Due to his aggressive conduct, Wenger was sent to the stands by Moss, but the Frenchman lingered in the tunnel to watch the rest of the game.

As Taylor gestured to the Arsenal boss to move back, the 67-year-old pushed the official’s arm.

As it turns out, Wenger wasted his frustration because Arsenal won the game in the end thanks to a 98th-minute penalty from Alexis Sanchez.

After an FA independent regulatory commission reviewed the incident it was decided that Wenger should serve a four-match ban from the touchline.

This means that he will be prohibited from instructing his team in the dugout for today’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Southampton, as well as Premier League games against Watford, Chelsea and Hull City.

After the news broke, fans took to Twitter to give their thoughts, with some thinking that the punishment was too harsh, while others thought it was not stern enough.

Article title: Arsenal boss Wenger hit with four-match touchline ban, fans react

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