Arsenal charged by FA over player behaviour vs Leeds

The Gunners have been punished for ‘failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’

Premier League outfit Arsenal have been sanctioned by the English Football Association on Thursday night, it has been confirmed.

This comes owing to the actions of the club’s stars during a meeting with Leeds United at the weekend.

Mikel Arteta’s troops, of course, made the trip to Elland Road last Sunday, hopeful of maintaining their spot at the English top-flight courtesy of a three-point haul.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what they managed, owing to a solitary strike on the part of Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal’s eventual triumph, though, did not come without its controversies.

After Patrick Bamford had fluffed his lines from the penalty spot earlier in proceedings, Leeds were awarded a 2nd spot-kick just minutes from time.

The decision, which was subsequently overturned, saw a number of the visitors’ stars quickly surround referee Chris Kavanagh, to make their frustrations clear.

And now, as alluded to above, such actions have culminated in Arsenal being hit with an FA charge.

As per an official statement released on Thursday evening:

“Arsenal FC have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture against Leeds United FC on Sunday 16 October 2022.

“It’s alleged that the club failed to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 92nd minute of the fixture. Arsenal FC have until Monday 24 October 2022 to provide a response.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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