Arsenal and the official debate
Arsenal protested about a penalty that was subsequently overturned by VAR while City complained about the Gunners’ penalty award as they defeated Arsenal 3-1.
The Football Association has reprimanded Arsenal and Manchester City for failing to keep their players under control during this month’s Premier League game at Emirates Stadium.
City was charged $75,000 and the Gunners were penalized £65,000.
An extra £20,000 fine was imposed on Arsenal, suspended as a result of a disciplinary hearing in the FA Cup match against Oxford United.
The title rivals were given until Tuesday to reply, and both did so.
At various points during the game, which City won 3-1, both groups of players surrounded referee Anthony Taylor. Arsenal objected when City’s Erling Haaland was given a penalty, which was then overturned.