The Arsenal boss confronted Slovenian referee Damir Skomina after the Gunners’ 3-0 win over the Serie A side at Emirates Stadium which still saw the Londoners eliminated 4-3 on aggregate.
Wenger has made clear his intention to appeal the sanction after the news was confirmed on Friday afternoon. “It’s not justified and I will straight away appeal,” he said.
The Gunners boss was handed a one-match ban following his outburst after his side’s defeat by Barcelona in last season’s competition, and was then hit with a further two-game suspension for breaching his original sanction.
A Uefa statement read: “Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger has been suspended from carrying out his functions for three Uefa competition matches by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body.
“Wenger has also been fined €40,000. He was facing a charge of improper conduct in relation to the Uefa Champions League round of 16 second-leg match against AC Milan in London on March 6.
“The suspension applies to the next three Uefa club competition matches for which Wenger would be eligible. An appeal may be lodged against the verdict within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.”
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