Arsene Wenger’s reported insult to referee Jon Moss during the match against Burnley on Sunday could land him in even hotter water, according to the Sun.
They cite Chelsea assistant manager Rui Faria’s six game touchline ban (reduced to four on appeal) as a precedent for Wenger’s case. The fact that the Gunners boss will face two misconduct charges could lead to even further punishment. The Frenchman has also been charged for his altercation with fourth official Anthony Taylor after refusing to leave the tunnel.
Arsenal were hoping that Wenger would be given just a two game touchline ban with a fine, but with two major incidents now being looked at a stadium ban is maybe more likely, the Sun reports.
With crucial matches coming up in the Premier League, especially against Chelsea on 4th February, the Gunners could be prevented from having their manager even being able to talk to the players before matches if a stadium ban is enforced.
Wenger’s conduct in the Burnley match was surprising considering the manager’s normally calm demeanour but with pressures on the touchline, especially with vital points up for grabs to keep in touch with Chelsea, things can get a bit too much even for the best of them.