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UEFA gives Arsène Wenger, Samir Nasri one-match bans

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Arsène Wenger and Samir Nasri will both miss one match of their next European competition after UEFA handed down its punishment from the "incident" following Arsenal's loss to Barcelona last week in the Champions League. In addition, Wenger will have to pay a fine of ten thousand pounds.

Full text of the statement after the jump:

"Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger and midfield player Samir Nasri have both been suspended for one UEFA club competition match following charges of improper conduct relating to the English team’s UEFA Champions League game against FC Barcelona in Spain on 8 March.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body today decided to suspend Wenger and Nasri for one European match each, with the punishment applying to the next UEFA club game for which either man will be eligible. The Arsenal manager has also been fined €10,000.

UEFA had opened disciplinary proceedings against the pair following the north London side’s round of 16 second leg in Barcelona.

An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision."

There is no word yet from the club about appeal one way or the other.