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Nottingham Forest taunt Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger over touchline ban

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Arsenal’s FA Cup opponents Nottingham Forest have wasted little time in taunting Arsene Wenger over his touchline ban.

The Gunners boss will watch Sunday’s third-round tie at the City Ground from the stands as he serves the first of a three-game suspension.

The punishment from the Football Association is for comments the Frenchman made about the refereeing in his side’s 1-1 draw with West Brom on New Year’s Eve.

Wenger, along with all his Arsenal players, were left fuming when referee Mike Dean award the Baggies a last minute penalty to the hosts with the score at 1-0.

The Gunners had taken the lead just a few minutes earlier after an Alexis Sanchez free-kick was deflected in by James McClean, but that lead didn't last very long, and point teams went home with a point each.

After a Kieran Gibbs cross hit Calum Chambers on the arm, Dean quickly awarded the penalty, even though replays showed how it was probably a very harsh decision.

As expected, Wenger was livid, and let his feelings know during the game and after it, claiming Dean was a cheat and only saw what he wanted to see.

Those comments resulted in an FA inquiry, and they have since issued a three-game ban to the Frenchman and a fine.

In steps Nottingham Forest's Twitter account.

Forest said on Twitter: “Mr Wenger, if you’d like to upgrade your stand ticket to a hospitality package then you can do so by following this link. #NFFC.”

The link provided Wenger with a list of the hospitality packages on offer for the match, ranging from £95 to £1,500.

Wenger’s wallet was also hit by the FA misconduct charge, though, in the form of a £40,000 fine.

Forest themselves will be without a permanent manager in either the dugout or the stands.

Gary Brazil is in caretaker charge following the sacking of Mark Warburton.

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