Football's European governing body UEFA has confirmed that Arsenal have requested a "stay of execution" regarding manager Arsene Wenger's two-match Champions League touchline ban.
A statement from UEFA 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."
If successful, Wenger will be able to fulfil his duties as normal in Wednesday night's Champions League play-off second leg against Udinese.
The Frenchman was handed the two-match ban after being found guilty of breaching the conditions of an earlier ban during last week's first-leg against the Italian side.
UEFA decided he had passed messages to the dug-out from the stands at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger claimed UEFA had told him he was allowed to relay instructions through first-team coach Boro Primorac who was in telephone contact with the bench.
Arsenal immediately confirmed they would appeal.