Arsenal and Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association (FA) for being unable to control their players during both teams’ Premier League clash on Wednesday.
Man City picked up a crucial three points against Arsenal at the Emirates as the match ended 3-1 in favour of the Citizens.
The result moved Pep Guardiola’s side to the number one position on the Premier League table with goals difference ahead of second-placed Arsenal.
Though Mikel Arteta’s men still have a game in hand.
However, the FA have now charged both clubs over multiple incidents during the encounter.
“Arsenal and Manchester City have been charged after their players surrounded the match official at different times during the Premier League fixture on Wednesday February 15,” read an FA Spokesperson statement on Friday.
“It’s alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion, with Arsenal’s players surrounding the match official during the 56th minute and Manchester City’s doing so during the 42nd and 64th minutes.
“Both clubs have until Tuesday 21 February to provide their respective responses.”
EPL: FA charge Arsenal, Man City