Arsenal have been on the end of a couple of FA charges in the last couple of games, with the association taking issue with Arsenal’s protests against decisions in both the Newcastle United clash and the Oxford United FA Cup tie.
The Gunners first received a charge for their protests after Andy Madley failed to award a penalty against Newcastle, then another after David Coote failed to award a penalty against Oxford United – both for handball incidents.
But The Telegraph report that this isn’t the first time Arsenal have been in trouble with the FA this season, with Oleksandr Zinchenko receiving a letter early in his Arsenal spell.
Just a few games into the season, Zinchenko had picked up an injury and was watching from the stands as Arsenal faced Fulham.
The left-back supported the Gunners enthusiastically, shouting for decisions, remonstrating with the fourth official, and sprinting over to the players to celebrate the eventual winning goal. He could be seen high-fiving a steward on the way back to the bench.
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This was all too much for the FA, who sent him a warning. Zinchenko reportedly assured them it wouldn’t happen again, and he’s stuck to his word so far.
Appealing for penalties, celebrating late goals, what’s next? Arsenal are truly out of control!