Arsene Wenger will serve a three-match touchline ban after being charged by the Football Association over a confrontation with Mike Dean following Sunday’s draw at West Brom.
Wenger was also fined £40,000 for the incident, in which the Frenchman is alleged to have verbally abused Dean in his changing room and questioned his integrity.
After he was charged in the Dean incident, Wenger also spoke out against the referees after calling Chelsea’s penalty at the Emirates “farcical.” He has been asked by the FA to provide observations about those comments.
At a news conference earlier on Friday, Wenger said he “100 percent” stood by his criticism of the officials.
“I’m in England for 21 years, I try to serve this game with honesty and integrity and when I have something to say I will say it,” he said. “On that front, nothing will change. Never.”
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