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The FA to take no further action over Gabriel-Jordan Henderson incident during Arsenal vs Liverpool

The FA have released a statement regarding an incident that took place during Arsenal’s recent win over Liverpool.

Gabriel and Jordan Henderson were involved in a heated discussion towards the end of Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Liverpool on October 9 after the home side had been awarded a penalty.

An FA investigation was launched amid claims the England midfielder, who strenuously denied the allegation, had made a comment which incensed the Brazilian.

However, after a ‘full and thorough investigation’ which included talking to six players who were near the clash as well as Gabriel and Henderson, the FA said that ‘there is no case to answer’.

The full statement reads as follows: “Following an investigation into an allegation received by The FA in the Premier League fixture between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC on Sunday 9 October 2022, The FA can confirm that it will not be taking any disciplinary action. The FA received a complaint about an incident involving two players in this fixture.

“As a result of the complaint, The FA conducted a full and thorough investigation. The investigation included taking witness statements from the complainant and accused, along with an additional six players who were within proximity of the alleged incident, reviewing multiple angles of video footage, and seeking independent linguistics experts evidence. None of the witnesses heard the alleged comment, and the player accused strenuously denied the allegation throughout.

“Whilst The FA is entirely satisfied that the allegation was made in good faith, it is equally satisfied that there is no case to answer. The FA continues to take all allegations received extremely seriously and would encourage anyone who believes that they have been the subject of or witness to abuse to report this through the appropriate channels. The FA receives a number of complaints in any one season and thoroughly investigates each one that it receives. Following consideration of all of the evidence received, not all cases will result in a charge being issued.”

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