Arsene Wenger has been issued a four match ban by The FA after his sending off and coming together with fourth official Anthony Taylor in the 2-1 win over Burnley last weekend.
The Arsenal manager said he would accept the charges but requested a personal hearing, which took place today, and on the basis of that and what he had to say the FA made their decision.
It means Wenger will be sidelined for this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Southampton, as well as the Premier League games with Watford, Chelsea and Hull.
The Frenchman was also fined £25,000, and in a statement Arsenal say they will not be making any appeal.
A touchline ban means Wenger can communicate with his staff on the bench via telephone or a ‘runner’ while watching the game from the stands – usually the Director’s Box.
Could have been worse.