Arsenal pays £40,000 fine for players’ conduct
Arsenal “the gunners” were fined 40,000 pounds ($48,820) by the Football Association on Friday for failing to control their players during their goalless Premier League draw with Newcastle United this week.
The gunners were denied two late penalty claims in Tuesday’s game and players confronted referee Andrew Madley deep into stoppage time to appeal for a penalty for a possible handball. Madley, who issued nine yellow cards, waved away the appeals.
“Arsenal FC admitted that it failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 95th minute,” the FA said in a statement.
The FA on Thursday also charged the north London club for the same reasons during the 3-0 FA Cup win at Oxford United.