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Wenger Suspended For 2 Further Games By UEFA

Wenger Suspended For 2 Further Games By UEFA

Arsne Wenger has been handed a further two match ban by UEFA following an apparent infringement of the law as the Frenchman served a one match ban following last season`s defeat against Barcelona in the knock out stages of the CL.

Wenger, Pat Rice and Boro Primorac were clearly seen to be communicating with each other through the use of mobile phones and club physios, and UEFA say this was breaking the conditions of the suspnesion he was serving.

Arsenal however claim they were given the all clear for Rice to communicate with Boro Primorac during the game and plan to appeal the suspension.

Should the suspension be upheld, Wenger will miss the 2nd leg of the important qualifier against Udinese this Wednesday … and then the following European match, which could be the 1st group stage game of this season`s Champions League, or next season`s Europa League if Wenger doesn`t get his finger out and sign some players.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday August 22 2011
Time: 11:18AM


Sad times indeed....
22/08/2011 12:09:00
This decision is so so ridiculous. Where do these guys get to do things like this? I am sure we have seen many suspended Managers sending word to the bench, one way or another. If you think about it, it is all down to the pressure occasioned by the lack of team depth that necessitated the need to send word down to Rice. Surely, Pat Rice should have been trusted to take the right decisions after so many years under the manager! It is getting soooo frustrating now.
22/08/2011 12:17:00
No great loss really, might do the team some good not to look to the touchline and witness the plotless shell of a man sitting head in hands rocking gently like a frigging lunatic.
22/08/2011 13:09:00
Naija - behave. Nikolaijns - nonsense.
22/08/2011 14:28:00
Naija is spot on damiano why should he behave? It's not like we'll have a plethora of game changers on the bench, it's not like the rigid sub times can't be predicted by anyone here, it's not like orders and tactics are made from the touchline, so pray tell what exactly is the benefit of having Wenger on the bench? cos for the life of me I can't see it making a blind bit of difference, a few less water bottles unmolested is the only dfference.
22/08/2011 14:48:00
Oh, I see; this isn't about sensible discussion, it's about ranting. Sorry, you guys carry on.
22/08/2011 14:57:00
It's also known that he often says next to nothing in the dressing room at HT, winning or losing so really anyone else like Primo going in is going to give more advice and belief that these kids so obviously need. Who knows maybe having to watch a couple more games from the perspective of the rest of us will finally lift any remaining shrouded veils should they still exist.
22/08/2011 15:00:00
Wheres the sensible considered debate from you then? A one word derogatory put down then a back down about not wanting to play anymore? Wow you've really changed my whole world viewpoint there.
22/08/2011 15:03:00
The manager is well respected around the world, and amongst his players is seen as something of a father figure. When you were a teenager, wouldn't you get a psycholgical lift from having your dad on the touchline? Or be motivated to try to impress him? I absolutely agree that these players need more belief, they've been getting told by the media and fans of most football clubs - including their own 'fans' - that they aren't good enough for the last five years. That's got to knock their confidence. lastly, do you imagine for a monet that AW doesn't watch every game in the most minute detail? I'm under the impression he watches football from around the world, non-stop, and that it's common practice for teams to review their own games on DVD following a match. the guy does his job full-time, and has done for decades. He really does know better than us part-timers and Championship Manager lovers.
22/08/2011 15:10:00
That respect that he so worthily built was nothing less than fully merited. The fact that this respect is eroding on a minute by minute basis is also fully justified. If the board is hanging you out to dry then have the balls and f*** any imagined loyalty and come out and give everyone the truth. As we have just spent 12 mill on Oxlade Chamberlain I find this supposition highly unlikely. If my old man was watching from the touchline with the behaviour Wenger has been exhibiting then yes I would prefer he'd rather stay the hell at home as it would cut to the core of my very being as much as any supporter chant. Lastly I have never played championship manager in my life but given the fact everyone of us knew fabregas would leave this summer to allow that to happen without signing any form of replacement is gross negligence and is an act so utterly inexcusable that even the most head in sand ostrich lalalala fingers in ears everything is rosy dipstick cannot have any defence for.
22/08/2011 15:24:00
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