|Mikel Arteta has been charged by the English FA for misconduct following his comments on Arsenal's loss to Newcastle on the 4th of November at St. James's Park. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
The English FA released an official statement on Thursday to charge Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta with misconduct following his outburst on Anthony Gordon’s goal for Newcastle against the Gunners two weeks ago.
Gordon’s contentious strike earned Newcastle a win over Arsenal, condemning the Gunners to their first defeat of the season, but Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta branded the decision to allow the goal as “a disgrace and embarrassing”.
Arteta is convinced that the ball had gone out before former Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock retrieved it; he also believes Joelinton was guilty of pushing Gabriel on his way to assist Gordon and that the latter was offside while receiving from the Brazilian.
"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, November 4," the FA statement said.
"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." Arteta now has until Nov. 21 to provide a response to the charge.
The Arsenal hierarchy stands with their manager on the incident and his reaction to the club feeling insulted, but the PGMOL’s show and the audio that was released show Joelinton being confirmed to have two hands on the Arsenal defender, but they said they couldn’t see a push.