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Arsenal manager Wenger given touchline ban, fine for referee incident

Arsenal manager Wenger given touchline ban, fine for referee incident

Assistant Steve Bould will now be the leading presence on the touchline for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie against Championship side Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and the away leg of Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final meeting with Chelsea on Wednesday in addition to next weekend's top-flight trip to Bournemouth.

Wilshere sparked a frantic half hour when his rising left-footed drive beat Courtois at his near post in the 63rd minute.

On Dean's decision to penalise Chambers, Wenger added: "He saw what he wanted to see and we have to deal with that". But Bellerin's late strike denied Chelsea their 11th win in 14 league games and earned Arsenal a deserved point. Wilshere appeared to have no future with the Gunners when he was sent on loan to Bournemouth last season, but now Wenger says he deserves an England recall.

Jack Wilshere should have been sent off for an outrageous dive but luckily for him, referee Anthony Taylor's view was blocked by a number of players.

Wenger has also confirmed they will sign Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina in the current transfer window.

Three thoughts on Arsenal and Chelsea's 2-2 draw in the Premier League.




Wenger now has until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to respond.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has challenged Alvaro Morata to work hard to improve in the wake of his poor performance against Arsenal.

The new season appeared to be shaping up into a two-horse race between the Manchester clubs, but as Manchester United started to stutter in the autumn, Manchester City just kept on going, and an 18-match winning streak means they have nearly wrapped up the 2017/18 title already.

"I think we should won this game because of the chances we had".

"We must be realistic".


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