Arsène Wenger and Samir Nasri have been hit with 1-match bans for their comments made about referee Massimo Busacca after losing to Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Arsène Wenger in addition to his 1-match ban has also been fined €10,000. Arsenal have three days to appeal but it is unlikely that they will.

Uefa released a statement in which they said “Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and midfield player Samir Nasri have both been suspended for one UEFA club competition match following charges of improper conduct.

“The Arsenal manager has also been fined 10,000 Euros.

“An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.”

The Touchline ban for Arsène Wenger will mean that he will be unable to communicate with his team in any way. He will not be able to go into the dressing room before or after the match, be in the tunnel, by the technical zone, or on the pitch.

Before Uefa had made their announcement, the Arsenal manager said: “If I am punished it will be one of the very few times that I feel I don’t deserve it, because I don’t feel I did anything wrong.

“I have no chance to speak my mind and I will have to accept it, but frankly I don’t feel wrong and you don’t feel at ease if you know you have done something wrong.

“This time I am quite relaxed, I don’t even listen to what they have to say because I know what I’ve done and what I have said. I don’t feel in this story I will have to be the one to be punished.”


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