By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger is preparing to watch Tuesday's Champions League tie like any other Arsenal fan - from the stands.

The Arsenal manager will serve a one-match suspension when Udinese visit Emirates Stadium for the first leg of a crucial Play-Off and that means he will have no communication with his players before kick-off.

At his pre-match press conference Wenger insisted he would respect the ban.

"I can be in the hotel with the team," he explained, "I just cannot be in the dressing room pre-match so I watch the game from the stands like everybody else.

"I do not want to cheat with the rules but I can watch the game."

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