Arsenal ESCAPE punishment from FA for over-celebrating winning goal against Bournemouth


Arsenal will NOT face action for the wild celebrations of their late winner against Bournemouth last weekend.

The Football Association launched a probe after referee Chris Kavanagh mentioned in his match report how Arsenal staff and substitutes had run onto the pitch following Reiss Nelson’s 97th-minute goal.

Reiss Nelson struck in the 98th minute against Bournemouth to help the Gunners maintain their lead at the top of the Premier LeagueRex

GETTYPandemonium ensued at the Emirates after Reiss Nelson’s last-gasp winner[/caption]

But neither the club nor manager Mikel Arteta will face any punishment for their wild celebrationsRICHARD PELHAM

But after reviewing Kavanagh’s account, the FA has decided not to take the matter any further.

Some Arsenal fans believe they have been unfairly targeted by the authorities this season.

The Gunners have already been fined a total of £165,000 by the FA tafter being hit with three separate charges of failing to control their players in an orderly fashion during their recent games against
Newcastle, Oxford and Manchester City.

The PGMOL has also had to apologise twice to Arsenal for wrong decisions made by officials.

Gooners – and boss Mikel Arteta – also reckon they have been denied clear penalties on a number of other occasions

But this time the authorities seem to have applied common sense.

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If the FA had taken action over the scenes at the Bournemouth game, it would have been embarrassing for the Premier League.

Soon after the game last Saturday, the PL’s official Twitter account sent out a message with a photo of the celebrations which subsequently came under the FA spotlight.

Victory over Bournemouth maintained saw the Gunners maintain their five-point lead over defending champions Manchester City at the summit of the Prem.


Arteta said of the last-gasp victory: “It was an extraordinary day and a beautiful experience at the end.

“Dramatic, but worth living it because there was the greatest end to it.”

He added: “Winning four games in the Premier League is very difficult and we have done three in a week, which is even harder.

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“We had done it in various ways and that should generate more belief.”

Arsenal will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, travelling to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham.

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