UEFA consider Gunners request

Published Aug. 23, 2011 9:16 a.m. EDT

European football's governing body issued the two-match ban against Wenger on Monday after he was found guilty of breaching the terms of an earlier ban during the first leg of their tie against Udinese last week. Arsenal immediately indicated their intention to appeal, but for the purposes of speed have decided to initially seek a delay to the ban before contesting it fully. A statement from UEFA on Tuesday read: "Please note that Arsenal has lodged an appeal against the Control and Disciplinary Body decision taken yesterday and has requested a stay of execution. "The Appeals Body chairman will deal with the stay of execution today and we shall be in a position to let you know the decision of the Appeals Body Chairman by the end of play today."