For the second time this season, a member of Arsenal’s backroom staff is facing punishment for a half time altercation during a match with Crystal Palace.
Earlier this season, Victor Manas, one of Unai Emery’s data analysts, was handed a one-match touchline ban and fined £6,000 for a clash at Selhurst Park in the aftermath of the home side’s opener; a penalty scored by Luka Milivojevic.
[2/2] It is alleged his language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel area at half time of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.
He has until Tuesday [30/04/19] to provide a response.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) April 26, 2019
It’s now been confirmed by the FA that Ameesh Manek, Arsenal’s First Team Operations Manager, has been charged with misconduct for some fruity language and behaviour arrowed at
Roy Hodgson’s staff fourth official Stuart Attwell and referee Jon Moss during our 3-2 defeat at the Emirates.
Re the FA charge for Manek, my understanding is he exchanged words with fourth official Stuart Attwell during the first half and then again at half-time, also with referee Jon Moss. The club will discuss the incident internally and have until Tuesday to respond. #afc
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) April 26, 2019
It sounds as though he’s probably facing a similar punishment as Manas, if he’s found guilty. He has until Tuesday to respond.