Arsene Wenger to sit with Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge after touchline ban

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will sit among Chelsea supporters in the much-anticipated London derby at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The 67-year-old Gunners boss is currently serving a four-match touchline suspension after pushing fourth official Anthony Taylor in the side’s 2-1 victory over Burnley last month.

Arsenal’s trip across London on Saturday will be the third game of Wenger’s ban but, on this occasion, the Frenchman will not be watching the game from the directors’ box.

The Evening Standard suggest he will be sat with Blues fans in the middle tier of the East Stand, where the dressing rooms are located, after negotiations were held between the two clubs.

Chelsea are preparing to escort Wenger to and from his seat in the stand with the help of several stewards.

A number of the manager’s staff will be sat around him during the clash to form a precautionary barrier between the manager and home fans.

Arsenal will be hoping to bounce back from a dismal 2-1 defeat to Watford they suffered at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

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