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 By Ben Gladwell

Jeremy Menez happy at AC Milan and says fans deserve European football

French forward Menez has scored 15 goals and set up another four in 28 Serie A appearances this season.

Jeremy Menez admits he is not pleased with the way AC Milan's season is going, but insists he is still happy at the Serie A club.

Menez, 27, arrived at the Rossoneri from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and, under the guidance of Filippo Inzaghi, the preseason expectations were high.

After missing out on a place in Europe for the first time in 16 years, Milan were bidding to bounce back, but things have not gone according to plan in spite of the Frenchman's 15 goals.

Going into the final 10 games...

 By Ben Gladwell

AC Milan's Philippe Mexes handed four-game ban after Lazio red card

AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been banned for four matches for the red card he picked up in Saturday evening's 3-1 defeat against Lazio.

Mexes, 32, was given his marching orders for violent conduct, "grasping an opposition player [Stefano Mauri] by the neck and dragging him to the ground, while repeating the same action after being sent off," according to a statement by the Lega Serie A's disciplinary committee.

It was the 16th red card of the former Roma defender's career, taking his total...

 By Ben Gladwell

Philippe Mexes dropped by AC Milan, pressure grows on Adriano Galliani

Philippe Mexes has been left out of AC Milan's squad to face Lazio in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday night amid suggestions he could be sacked by the Serie A club.

Mexes, 32, was given his marching orders for an altercation with Stefano Mauri in Milan's 3-1 Serie A defeat at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend.

He kept his hands on the Lazio captain's even after being shown a red card by the referee, and is likely to be given a lengthy ban when the disciplinary panel meets on Tuesday.

The Frenchman, who...


AC Milan's Philippe Mexes apologises for choking opponent

AC Milan's Philippe Mexes put Lazio's Stefano Mauri in a chokehold on Saturday.

AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes apologised after being sent off and choking Lazio's Stefano Mauri during Saturday's game.

Mexes and Mauri challenged each other throughout the match and tensions boiled over in stoppage time, when Mexes retaliated after a foul from his opponent and was shown a straight red card.

But the Frenchman didn't stop with the dismissal and put Mauri in a chokehold while teammates tried to break up the scrum.

Afterward, Mexes said he was sorry for his actions on Sky Sport...

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AC Milan lose their heads against Lazio and pressure increases on Inzaghi

Philippe Mexes lost his cool, grabbing the throat of Lazio's Stefano Mauri in AC Milan's 3-1 loss.

Given AC Milan's success against the top teams in Serie A so far this season, a trip to Lazio was seen as an opportunity for Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi's to quiet recent criticism. Instead, the club capitulated in the second half and succumbed to a 3-1 loss at the Stadio Olimpico.

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It was a familiar story on Saturday night as Jeremy Menez scored early on the counter before Milan crawled back into their shell and unsuccessfully attempted to protect their lead. While Lazio deserve credit for their...

Philippe Mexes given four-game ban

AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been suspended for four games after a disciplinary panel ruled he punched Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Referee Gianluca Rocchi shows Philippe Mexes the red card during the defeat to Juventus.
Referee Gianluca Rocchi shows Philippe Mexes the red card during the defeat to Juventus.

• Paul: No Milan excuses after break

Mexes, 31, was sent off during Sunday's game, which Juventus won 3-2 in Turin, after receiving two yellow cards, which resulted in a one-match ban.

However, after television evidence was reviewed, it was established that he had also hit Italy international Chiellini...