The Football Association released the following announcement at 12pm on Tuesday:

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has admitted a charge of using insulting and/or abusive language and behaviour amounting to improper conduct.

Wenger has accepted the standard sanction of an £8,000 fine and a one match touchline ban which will be served with immediate effect at Arsenal’s Carling Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur this evening (Tuesday).

The charge related to Wenger’s conduct towards match officials at the conclusion of Arsenal’s match against Sunderland on 18 September.

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