Arsenal have been charged by the FA for failing to ensure their players “conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” in the dying moments of the 1-0 win over Leeds United.
The Gunners were left incensed when referee Chris Kavanagh, following consultation with his assistant, awarded Leeds a penalty and sent off Gabriel Magalhaes for an off-the-ball incident with Patrick Bamford deep into stoppage time.
Fuelled by a sense of injustice, several of Mikel Arteta’s stars surrounded the referee and the fourth assistant pleading with them to consult with VAR because they had seen the Leeds United striker barge into the Brazilian to provoke a reaction.
The decision was rightly overturned although Gabriel still received a booking for his trouble.
Given the incident could have been avoided if the beaky lino hadn’t magicked up his own take on events, it’s slightly ridiculous that Arsenal are now in line for a fine.
We have until Monday to appeal the decision but you suspect we’ll just pay the money and draw a line under the situation.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) October 20, 2022
Talking of charges, UEFA have filed four against PSV Eindhoven after their supporters got a bit rowdy after last night’s match at the Emirates.
The charges related to the throwing of objects, lighting of fireworks, acts of damage and crowd disturbances. As far as we can tell, it all happened after the full time whistle.
The Metropolitan Police arrested one man for throwing a flare and a second for assaulting an emergency worker.
PSV fans throw flare at Arsenal supporters and rip up seats in the away section. pic.twitter.com/bdmJVg10fy
— Tom Canton (@TomCantonMedia) October 20, 2022