Urgent resolution urged to Man City's 115 Premier League charges as Arsenal watch on

Rio Ferdinand
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Rio Ferdinand has urged the Premier League to swiftly address Manchester City's concerning charges now that they've beaten Arsenal to the league title.

Commenting on the most recent edition of Vibe with FIVE podcast, the ex-Manchester United player expressed his worries following City's success in clinching their fourth sequential league title after triumphing over West Ham 3-1. That result saw them finish two points above second-placed Arsenal, who took the title race to the final day of the season.

However, celebrations have been clouded by accusations of misconduct from 2009 to 2018, although the club is assertively refuting these claims. It appears a hearing is scheduled for some time later this year, according to the Manchester Evening News.

In a chat about this season's gripping contest with Joel Beya, Ferdinand recognised Arsenal's admirable contention but emphasised the urgency for the Premier League to rectify the allegations once and for all. Ferdinand noted, "Arsenal put up a great fight and like you said, this is against the most dominant Premier League team we've ever seen, charges aside.

"We'll wait to see what happens there, and you know what I'm not even bantering Man City about it, I think for football in general, the broadcasters, media, fans, and Man City players and staff and everyone connected to that club, there's a cloud over football [and] Man City with these charges."

He added: "The powers that be need to make sure that they finalise this as soon as possible, we're seeing Everton and Nottingham Forest getting points deducted and I know it's a less complex situation.

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"Two years since the charges first came out, they've won two Premier League's since then. They've been allowed to win two Premier Leagues so the powers that be need to knuckle down and get this done for the good of the game and the betterment of the game."

Out of the extensive 115 charges levelled against City, 54 are related to the club's failure to provide accurate financial information, while 35 concern their lack of cooperation with the Premier League's investigations. A significant 14 charges are about misrepresenting player and manager remuneration, with seven associated with breaching Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR). The remaining five charges are purported breaches of UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Manchester City have firmly denied all 115 allegations and are determined to clear their name.