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Unai Emery could find himself in trouble with the FA

Unai Emery could find himself in trouble with the FA

Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day, much to the frustrations of Unai Emery.

The manager reacted to the result by accidentally kicking a water bottle into the home crowd, to which he immediately apologised to the fans.

However, according to a report by TeamTALK, it appears that he could be in trouble with the Football Association.

It is understood that the incident will be investigated, which could lead to the Spaniard being handed a touchline ban.

Emery, who is busy preparing his side for their trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool, had hoped the apology would be the end of the matter.


“I say yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration but not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went near to the supporter and I said to them my apologies. There is not another communication,” he is quoted as saying by TeamTALK.

“I repeat today my apologies for my individual action but I kick the bottle because it is near me, but not because it is my intention.”

When asked if he felt his apology should be enough to end the conversation, he replied: “I hope so, yes”.

The Verdict:

With the FA set to investigate the incident, Arsenal and Emery will be hoping that they are not dealt a significant blow.

A touchline ban would appear to be an extreme outcome as it would be the first offence the Spaniard has committed since arriving at north London.

A fine and a warning to his future conduct would be the most likely outcome if any further action is to be taken against him.

Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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