Arsenal and Manchester City charged by FA after clash

Arsenal and Manchester City have been charged by the English Football Association (FA) following a clash between players of both clubs during a Premier League clash earlier this week.

Arsenal and Manchester City charged by FA after clash

Manchester City defeated Arsenal during their meeting on Wednesday, February 15, and the 3-1 win pushed them to the top of the table.

Both teams have now been charged over their conduct during the match. They were accused of surrounding referee Anthony Taylor at different points throughout the game.

Arsenal was charged for protesting when Erling Haaland was awarded a penalty, which was later overturned by VAR.

Manchester City was charged for having multiple players argue against the penalty against Ederson, as well as complaining about a further foul which saw Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah booked for a challenge on Ruben Dias. Both clubs have until Tuesday, February 21, to respond to the charges.

Arsenal and Manchester City charged by FA after clash

The statement read;

“It’s alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion, with Arsenal’s players surrounding the match official during the 56th minute, and Manchester City’s doing so during the 42nd and 64th minutes.”

This is the fourth time this season that Arsenal have been charged. The London-based club has already picked up fines for incidents against Leeds United, Newcastle, and Oxford.

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