Arteta Lands FA Charge For Referee Rant Against Newcastle Utd

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been charged by the Football Association for his rant about match officials after the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

Nov 18, 2023 - 11:18
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Arteta Lands FA Charge For Referee Rant Against Newcastle Utd
Arteta arguing with a referee

Arsenal lost for the first time in the Premier League this season a fortnight ago following a contentious goal by Anthony Gordon.

Arteta labelled the decision to allow the goal to stand as a disgrace and embarrassing. 

The goal was deemed legitimate despite a lengthy VAR check to decide whether the ball had gone out of play in the build up to the goal, a foul on Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes on Joelinton and a possible offside by Gordon.

Arsenal have since released a statement to back their manager's comments.

A statement from the FA on Thursday read: "Mikel Arteta has been charged with a breach of FA rule E3.1 following comments that he made in media interviews after Arsenal's Premier League game against Newcastle United on Saturday 4 November.

"It's alleged that his comments constitute misconduct as they are insulting towards match officials and/or detrimental to the game and/or bring the game into disrepute. 

"Mikel Arteta has until Tuesday 21 November to provide a response to the charge."

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