Wenger receives three game touchline ban

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Arsene Wenger will sit in the stands for Arsenal’s next three games after admitting he directed inappropriate language at Mike Dean in the referee’s changing room after the West Bromwich Albion game.

The Frenchman was furious that the official awarded the Baggies an 87th-minute penalty after Kieran Gibbs flicked the ball onto Calum Chambers hands from little more than a yard away. The converted spot-kick led to the game finishing 1-1.

Wenger initially said he’d contest the charge but appears to have changed his mind.

This morning, reports seemed to suggest he might get a stadium ban which would have left him watching at least one game at home. Things haven’t panned out that way.

The boss will travel with his squad to Nottingham Forest on Sunday but he’ll have to watch the action from the stands. He’ll do similar for the Carabao Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge (where he’s sat in the stands before) and the trip to Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.

Wenger has also been fined £40,000.

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Tim
Tim

Refs given a pat on the back?

bob
bob

Not just a pat on the back, they managed to turn that shower of shit refereeing performance into a nice little windfall 🙂

Mootilated
Mootilated

and what will Mike Dean’s punishment be for his mistake which cost a team points?

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

He’d been fined 5 half-time chocolate hobnobs…

Zakgooner
Zakgooner

Do you think Mike Deans on the prowl…there seems to be one down click on every criticism of that rat on these comments…

A Different George
A Different George

I was tempted to vote you down to increase your paranoia.

Zakgooner
Zakgooner

No paranoia there buddy just confusion for the aparent love for Dean….but go for it…no place for it IMO

mrtanmay
mrtanmay

Wenger should be allowed to dip balls in nails before penalty shootout practice with Mike Dean in goal… footballs I mean…non-chalent yet clearly unnecessary clarification..

Sal
Sal

Is that a cryptic crossword clue?

Corona X
Corona X

Isn’t a ball dipped in nails gonna hurt the shooter (Wenger) just as much as the goalie?

Fergal
Fergal

Probably more ?

mrtanmay
mrtanmay

Good catch…
need to think of a better way

Mpls
Mpls

Half in nails. And invite Poldi back as his stand in shooter.

A Different George
A Different George

In fact Mike Dean was the referee yesterday for Spurs-West Ham. So, his “punishment” was a match at Wembley, pretty much the only game in Europe, broadcast all over the world. I don’t know if Taylor’s penalty decision was “farcical,” but the FA’s response to Dean’s incompetence certainly merits that description.

Wolflair
Wolflair

Mike Dean is punished daily when he sheepishly peers into the singular mirror he has fastened above the toilet in his home. It may be squat in size and therefore appears to show a strong shapely man looking back at him but Mr Dean knows the truth. He’s a small, week, petty individual who if the world went to shit would suffer by being put on a leash and forced into all manner of unspeakable acts by his big overlord owner.

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider

We can but dream of him living in this wholly deserved dystopia.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

That’s pretty dark

Dave
Dave

Of course I’m not a fan of Dean. He’s been overtly hostile towards Arsenal for over 10 years now (the stats back this up). However I fear this whole ref saga is distracting Gooners from the main issue; our team plays a bit shit nowadays. Let’s be clear, we should have been home and hosed against West Brom (with the amount of possession we had) and we should have lost against Chelski if Morata had his boots on correctly. I know there is nothing we can do about it, but I just hope all of this doesn’t distract us from who the real culprit of our shitness is.

GYWE
GYWE

Whilst Dean carries on as normal, trying to be the centre of attention. I hope Wenger showed the FA the 7amkickoff analysis from a couple of days ago.

The Limp Bar
The Limp Bar

I couldn’t find it.. got a link?

Momozemio
The Limp Bar
The Limp Bar

Thank you kindly!

The Limp Bar
The Limp Bar

-1 for that comment?? Mike Dean IS on the prowl!!

Shank

And he has another ban potentially for the Anthony Taylor issue?

The Limp Bar
The Limp Bar

Not sure why you’re getting downvotes for that, it’s true – the FA clearly want to throw the book at him, they’ve just given him a 3 game ban, wouldn’t surprise me if they gave him a 5 game ban for the Taylor on as its a second offence.

The Limp Bar
The Limp Bar

So that prick Dean not only cost us points but now our manager for 3 games. I really hope the club make a huge deal out of this. It’s always the same 2 guys.. Anthony Taylor I think is just a shit ref who we’ve been unlucky with. Mike Dean though, there is something else going on there. Something needs to be done about him, he should never officiate any of our games ever again. I want the club to go to town, to contest this every way possible, make the biggest song and dance possible about it. Because it won’t go away with him, and will just get worse.

absolut
absolut

Well done, Wenger for admitting it and not saying ‘but I was wrong’. He is right, Dean is an appalling referee and person.

Wolflair
Wolflair

Well done Wenger for not grabbing Mike Dean by the throat, forcing him to the floor and continuously shouting “who’s talking now bitch” in his face.

CLOCKENdRIDER
CLOCKENdRIDER

It is up to those who attend games to let this self important talent vacuum know that we are on to him in the loudest way possible. So that even the Sky Sports directional microphones can’t blank out the sound.

Wolflair
Wolflair

While I wholeheartedly agree that certain refs should be nowhere near certain teams it’s very much in our own hands how we play. If we had numerous obvious penalties disallowed it would be one thing but the fact is we didn’t do enough to win the game. We where wasteful and insipid and that is to often the case with this team. Both Manchester clubs regularly have issues with descisions against them but when you’ve pasted the opposition by 4 goals it becomes less infuriating.

Georgeycharles
Georgeycharles

It rankles with me that some who should know better, are suggesting fans who accuse Dean and Taylor of deliberate bias, are slightly deluded conspiracy theorists. The fact is, there are one or two referees with a clear bias against Arsenal and Mike Dean is chief amongst them. There is also a conspiracy of silence within both the PGMOL and the FA, who prefer to punish those who dare to speak out, rather than recognise they have a problem.

Wolflair
Wolflair

But the point is we should be able to put the ball in the net more than once against one of the worst teams in the league. No amount of cuntishness on Deans part can play a role in that.

Georgycharles
Georgycharles

No, that isn’t the point at all and frankly I’m a bit fed up with people keep making the rather obvious point, that if we were more than one goal up, the award of a bogus penalty would not have effected the result. Yes, we are struggling right now, for all sorts of reasons we’ve already debated ad nausiam and we’d all love to see a return to the days when Arsenal would steamroller the likes of West Brom (though I remember the annoyance of much better Arsenal side losing 2 -0 in October 2005). But we are where we are and when this struggling side manage to grind out a win, they should not have that taken away by an indefencible penalty decision, from a poisonous referee, for whom there is ample evidence of a long standing anti Arsenal agenda. After all, football lore has always recognised it’s the good teams who can grind out results, even when playing badly – but not if Mike Dean has anything to do with it.

Red Fred
Red Fred

Not a bad result to be honest. He can still give team talks in the changing rooms and get a better view of the action from the stands. Just hope they can sort out the communication properly. Don’t want a repeat of when Pat Rice was looking up to the stands in complete confusion. Chance for Bouldy to stand up and show some authority.

Sheffield Gooner
Sheffield Gooner

Yep, we might even get some instruction from the sidelines during games now. That would be a pleasant change from sitting deeper and deeper in the chair and fiddling with your zip whilst the team descend into confusion on the pitch.

GraeB
GraeB

The second decision – to be announced on 9th – will probably take him out of the stadium or for a further 5 games.

Might be good to get someone on the line actually shouting at our defenders to do their jobs – has Bouldy forgotten how to do that? Is he allowed?

Vonnie
Vonnie

Rather have Jens there to be honest.

Don
Don

Now might be a good time to surreptitiously put a new manager in at the helm.

QMantis
QMantis

Wenger so right to insult ref and let him know in person what a complete and utter stain of rats piss he is. I hope wenger was japping his finger with bulging eyes as the insults came flying out of his mouth like a machine gun. I nearly broke a few blood vessels watching that tosser give that penalty. It lifts my heart to think of Wenger raging on him.

Telipot
Telipot

Very typical of FA. Wenger probably have been banned more than all the EPL players combine now.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

Mike Dean has no authority and the FA are not serious as a footballing governing body.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

A think a fairer punishment would be to lock Mike Dean alone in a room with Wenger for about an hour or so. Sometimes it’s nice to “talk things out” one on one in private.
And it’d be nice to make the room sound proof. So u know… they could talk calmly without any eavesdropping….

Jdog
Jdog

3 games for daring to challeng the bent instutution. Wow.

Jonh

FA is the most corrupt useless association in the world, i hope fans can shout at the hopeless mike dean and force him never to officiate Arsenal matches again, or else someone shoot him in the leg.

The Goooch
The Goooch

They understand the rules they don’t understand the game.

Brent
Brent

I’m guessing the FA think Mike Dean is punished enough for looking like Mike Dean.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

Not just that. He IS Mike Dean. Imagine waking up every day and being reminded of that.

CA Gooner
CA Gooner

Mike Dean – The shit that keeps on shitting.

TungorAdams
TungorAdams

Not suprised at all, and I doubt Wenger is aswell, he didnt want to practise damage control, he wanted to make a statement, which considering the protective nature of FA and refs was always goining to result in punishment. Now we are all waiting to see what Mike Dean will be given; non league football until he shows some f*$%! Sign off people skills, let alone ability to manage top lvl refereeing.

Don Cazorleone
Don Cazorleone

He’ll have taken the hit now, rather than further contesting it, so that he only misses one league game (and two cup games).

TungorAdams
TungorAdams

I am sure bis comments after the chelsea game also influenced the lvl of punishmen

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside

The Dean guy is a c*nt. However, cant the FA just fire Wenger from his Arsenal job and do us all a favor?

Wolflair
Wolflair

And the F.A would replace him with who?? Stuart Pearce??

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider

Too drunk to understand that the FA can’t sack Wenger.

Why Not
Why Not

Alcohol makes you stupid and depressed

santori
santori

Honestly these Ref howlers cut both ways.

Remember Anthony Taylor was also the one who awarded the goal against Chelsea in the FA cup final which was controversial in Alexis potentially ‘handling’ the ball and Ramsey potentially ‘interfering’ with play in an offside position.

He also punished Moses for the dive.

How Mike Dean is still reffing at this level is of course beyond me.

BUT we should frankly be doing more to finish our chances and prevent these sort of anomalies in decision making from affecting us.

Touchline ban means little to us anyway since Wenger isn’t the sort of gaffer that likes to put on a dog and pony show on the sidelines.

Hand of god
Hand of god

Noone wants to hear about that illegal goal, you!

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

So I presume that Wenger admitted swearing at Dean, but only the FA and PGMOL could possibly deem this to be “inappropriate”. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a more appropriate use for industrial language.

Big Rob
Big Rob

Mike Dean is a Jasper Carrot lookalike cunt, that is all.

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider

And equally funny. Though not in the same way.

Bash
Bash

I’m a bit confused…….I thought the charge inferred Arsene questioning the honesty of the referee and lots of swearing (insert three lots of and/or’s). The punishment seems to only refer to a bit of naughty language. I reckon some sort of deal been done as Arsene has changed from saying he would not back down on anything he’s said and a spirit of contesting the FA’s charge to not contesting it at all. Hopefully the deal is that Dean will get binned off for being a useless incompetent waste of space.

For Gods Sake
For Gods Sake

Mike dean is such a wanker he has gone blind.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

That would explain a few decisions

Mpls
Mpls

For 40k the club should simply file a suit (or whatever the applicable equivalent is) to the FA. If nothing else to get a chance to present these statistically outlying facts of Dean’s record against the club (yes, I do mean ‘against’) in hopes they finally acquiesce and remove him from future Arsenal matches.

I’m sure it’s fantasy, but To me, when you add up the bans and fines, it’s worth a punt and the legal fees if for no other reason than to put a shot across their bow regarding Dean.

Adetunji
Adetunji

Total bullshit!! Arséne gets a ban alongside payment of a fine but no one (FA and Referee Association) will review Mike Dean’s performance and dish out appropriate sanction?? Arrant nonsense!

Steve Vallins
Steve Vallins

IMO Wenger gets a ban and fine for referees inconsistencies , as a team it doesn’t matter how we play we still get shafted

George
George

Fair enough.

So, what did Dean get, then? Oh.

Steve Vallins
Steve Vallins

Dean got the Spuds v WH and again we got 2 fingers

ronaldo
ronaldo

should have banned him for three months, the team might do better