Arsene Wenger is not looking forward to being in the stands for Arsenal’s next three games after accepting the FA’s ban.

The FA handed Wenger a three match touchline ban and a £40,000 fine for his behaviour towards Mike Dean.

The incident occurred during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Wenger was upset at the decision to award the Baggies a penalty in the dying stages of the game.

Dean reported that Wenger had used abusive language and questioned his integrity after the match.

Wenger will now be in the stands for Arsenal’s games against Nottingham Forest, Chelsea and Bournemouth, something he isn’t looking forward to.

“It always hurts me not to sit on the bench and be with my team,” he said, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Though he won’t be in the dugout, Wenger will still be able to select the teams that play in those games.

Wenger is currently dealing with a second charge from the FA for his comments about Anthony Taylor after the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

However, he is expected to receive a fine and not an extension of his current ban.

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