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Wenger facing ban, penalty claim under investigation

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As we reflect on yet another poor weekend for The Arsenal, it looks like things are still going quickly downhill for the boys in red and white.

Arsene Wenger is said to be facing a ban after vehemently protesting against the clear dive which led to the Watford penalty.

The Evening Standard claim that Wenger followed referee Neil Swarbrick down the tunnel and argued with him in the referee’s room and it looks like the FA will be investigating dependent on what’s in the ref’s report from Saturday.

Under-fire Wenger also said the penalty decision was ‘scandalous’ and that we panicked after the goal which led to yet another defeat on the road capping yet another abysmal week for the Gunners.

Following several altercations with officials in the past, if the FA do look into Wenger’s Saturday antics, he could surely be facing a fine and yet another touchline ban.

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The Watford Observer are saying that Watford forward Richarlison could be the first player to be banned for two games for his dive on Saturday to win the penalty which changed the game.

We were 1-0 up thanks to Per’s goal, but the penalty conversion (Cech’s 12th in a row he’s let in) by Troy Deeney changed the game and led to another Arsenal capitulation and loss on the road.

Watford head coach said: “He (Richarlison) gets into positions to win balls and like the best players in the world, he does what they would when he feels contact…”

Not going to change anything now, just means he’ll be banned for two games if found guilty of diving, the first play to fall foul of the new ruling in the Premier League.

 

 

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