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."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source