Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger has been punished by UEFA with a three-match Euro ban and a £33,000 fine, according to a report in The Sun.

Wenger, who was under investigation for having had angry words with Slovenian referee Damir Skomina, after the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League quarter-final against AC Milan, has had a number of run-ins with the continent's governing body.

"The ban does not hurt me. Injustice hurts me. It is not justified and I will appeal straight away. I believe they have transformed their competition referees to be unspeakable, untouchable icons, where you cannot even have a word. The only thing they understand after the game is the report," the Frenchman explained.

"Last year I was suspended for a second time. The first time was not justified and the second time was a joke because they told me what to do and afterwards told me 'no, sorry, that was wrong.' So at the moment I have difficulties with UEFA and I think they will go a little bit overboard if they suspend me," he added.

Wenger and former Gunners' star Samir Nasri were both given a one-match ban by UEFA in 2011, for "inappropriate language", following a second leg defeat, in the Round of 16, against Barcelona. The manager then received a further ban, after violating earlier punishments by communicating with his team during a Champions League qualifier against Udinese.

Wenger will appeal his sentence; he must do so within a maximum of three days.

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