Arsenal will be penalized by the FA for their conduct towards referee Graham Scott’s after the questionable penalty awarded to Leicester in the 75th minute in the 3-1 loss on Wednesday, according to Sky Sports. Technically, Arsenal were charged with “failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” and have until next Wednesday to officially respond.
This kind of thing happens multiple times every year throughout the season, and should not be too serious of an issue. In fact, Chelsea was charged for the same thing on Wednesday after their draw with Huddersfield.
Arsene Wenger himself couldn’t resist getting one last crack in at an English referee after the match, and effectively blamed Scott for the defeat, calling it a game Arsenal “should not have lost.” Wenger blasted Scott’s early sending off of Konstantinos Mavropanos and the penalty, saying, “the penalty is a very creative, imaginative aspect from the referee...it’s a nice dive but it’s not a penalty.”
Yeah, I don’t think there was much of an effort to control the players. Good catch, FA.