Confirmed Wenger Insists He Does Not Deserve A Lengthy Ban

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will know the extent of his punishment after last weekend confrontation with fourth official Anthony Taylor.

The Frenchman has remains adamant that he does not deserve a severe punishment which could see him lose his place from the dug-out for a longer period of time.

Wenger has requested a personal hearing, however, and will argue that his offences do not merit a lengthy ban.

“I have said much worse than what I did and was not punished,” he said. “And I have heard much worse from other people.”

“If I am punished, the only thing I can say is that I thought when I was sent off I was surprised and I was in the tunnel because I thought I had the right to be in the tunnel,” he said.

“Last time I was sent off wrongly, in 2009, I had to go in the stand at Old Trafford and I didn’t know where to go. No one tells you what you have to do when you are sent off.

Wenger also had his say on Granit Xhaka second red card and his alleged racially abused a Heathrow staff member on Monday.

“I have talked with him about it and he completely denies what happened there,” said Wenger of Xhaka, who is banned for Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Southampton after being sent off for a bad challenge on Burnley’s Steven Defour.

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