Wenger’s relief after touchline ban is postponed

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, admits he is relieved to be on the touchline for his side’s Champions League qualifier against Udinese tonight.

The Frenchman was poised to watch the match from the stands after being served a two-match touchline ban by UEFA for not complying with the rules his previous ban.

The first touchline ban was handed to the Arsenal manager for comments made about Arsenal’s exit against Barcelona last season. He was then found to be communicating with his bench under strict rules restricting him from doing so, resulting in the second suspension.

Tonight’s fixture is essential to the rest of the club’s season, having lost several key figures in recent weeks including former captain Cesc Fabregas, the Gunners could lose £20m if they fail to qualify for the European competition.

This setback would hinder the rest of their season as they look to uncharacteristically spend big funds in this transfer window and the £20m loss would affect the club’s immediate future staggeringly.

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