Arsenal face disciplinary charges from the FA following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Man City.
Arsenal FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following its Premier League game against Manchester City FC on Saturday [01/01/22].
It is alleged that Arsenal FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 59th minute and the club has until Friday [07/01/22] to respond.
This relates to the way players reacted to going down to 10 men when Gabriel, who was apparently booked for dissent following the VAR review of Bernardo Silva going down under the challenge of Granit Xhaka a few minutes earlier, picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Jesus.
Fan frustration with the officiating on Saturday was clear, but it was shared by the players too, with Alexandre Lacazette telling French TV, “It’s frustrating to see some of these decisions.
“We’re not going to comment on them, so as not to have any problems. There’s a lot of frustration over some of the decisions today, especially based on what the referee told me.
“Over all the decisions in the match and the cards he gave us, I didn’t see many for their side, despite committing the same fouls.”
Let’s see how the club respond. Sadly, a message saying ‘stick it up your hole, you twats’ and a drawing of Stuart Atwell with a tiny mickey sticking out of his forehead isn’t a good idea, but man alive it would be tempting.