Arsenal accept FA fine for failing to control players during last-gasp Man City defeat on New Year’s Day

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Arsenal accept FA fine for failing to control players during last-gasp Man City defeat on New Year’s Day
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Arsenal have been slapped with a fine by the Football Association (FA) following their Premier League defeat by Manchester City last weekend.

The Gunners were charged by the FA on Wednesday with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 59th minute of the last-gasp and controversial 2-1 loss at Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Such a charge related to the dismissal of Arsenal centre-back Gabriel, who received his marching orders from referee Stuart Attwell for two quick-fire yellow cards - one for dissent and then another for a foul on City striker Gabriel Jesus.

Arsenal had until Friday to respond, but they have since admitted the charge and accepted a fine of £20,000 by the FA.

In a statement issued on Thursday morning, English football’s governing body said: “Arsenal FC has been fined £20,000 after admitting a charge for a breach of FA rule E20.1 and accepting the standard penalty.

“The club failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 59th minute of its Premier League fixture against Manchester City FC on Saturday [01/01/2022].”

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