Arsène Wenger has been given a four-match touchline ban for remonstrating with officials in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Burnley.

Wenger will now be forced to sit in the stands for Arsenal’s FA Cup trip to Southampton on Saturday.

The Frenchman admitted a misconduct charge from the FA after appearing to push and verbally abuse fourth official Anthony Taylor during the dramatic late Premier win against Sean Dyche’s side last weekend.

“It was alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he [Wenger] used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official,” read an FA statement. “It was further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.

“The Arsenal manager, who was also fined £25,000, admitted the charge and requested a personal hearing which took place before an Independent Regulatory Commission today [Friday 27 January 2017].”

Source: the guardian