Arsenal and Man City are accused of not keeping players under control
The Football Association has accused Arsenal and Manchester City of failing to control their players during Wednesday’s Premier League match.
At various points throughout the game at Emirates Stadium, Anthony Taylor was encircled by members of both sets of players.
When City’s Erling Haaland was given a penalty, a decision that was later overturned by VAR, Arsenal raised objections.
Both the penalty given to Arsenal in the first half and the subsequent foul on Eddie Nketiah infuriated City.
Nketiah was given a warning for tackling City’s Ruben Dias.
The FA said that both clubs had failed to ensure that their players behaved properly, with Arsenal’s players allegedly encircling the referee in the 56th minute and Manchester City’s doing the same in the 42nd and 64th.
Tuesday is the deadline for both clubs to react to the allegations.
To stop abuse toward officials, the FA has launched trials for bodycams for referees at the grassroots level.