Richard Masters opens up on Man City 115 charges hearing amid Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham wait

Premier League CEO Richard Masters

Premier League CEO Richard Masters has confirmed that he is bound by top-flight rules which prevent him from giving further information about Manchester City's 115 Financial Fair Play (FFP) charges.

In February 2023, City were charged with breaches between 2009 and 2018. The majority of the allegations revolve around the club being accused of providing inaccurate financial information to the Premier League, namely over the payments to players and managers.

City have vehemently denied the charges presented to them. In the past year, clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been waiting for further news to come out regarding the charges.

But while FFP breaches by Everton and Nottingham Forest have been identified and punishments doled out, City are still awaiting their case to be heard. The lack of clarity on how the case is progressing has caused frustration from all sides but in an interview with The Times, Masters explained the reasoning behind the lack of updates.

"All we have said is that a date has been set for the hearing," he explained. "We haven't said when that is.

"Our rulebook requires these commissions to be held in private, and everything to be confidential." In the meantime, City continued their reign of dominance in the Premier League after a 3-1 victory over West Ham United secured their fourth consecutive title.

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The Gunners were still in the hunt for the Premier League on the final day of the season but needed City to slip up to stand any chance of lifting the trophy. However, a brace from Phil Foden and a Rodri strike ensured the title stayed in Manchester.