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FA Fine Arsenal £20K Over Improper Conduct Vs Leicester

FA Fine Arsenal £20K Over Improper Conduct Vs Leicester

The English Football Association has fined Arsenal £20,000 for their players’ protests over a penalty awarded to Leicester in their 3-1 loss to the Foxes last season.

The FA has imposed the sanction after Arsenal’s players surrounded referee Graham Scott in the May 9 Premier League clash.

Jamie Vardy converted the 76th-minute penalty to put Leicester 2-1 up before Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1 late in the game.

“Arsenal have been fined £20,000 after failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 75th minute against Leicester City on 9 May 2018,” a statement from FA on Tuesday read.

“Arsenal admitted the charge but did not accept the standard penalty. An Independent Regulatory Commission subsequently ruled that the circumstances were not truly exceptional and the fine was applied.”

Arsenal had Konstantinos Mavropanos sent off after just 15 minutes with Patrick Aubameyang claiming their only goal.

The win was Leicester’s first against Arsenal in the Premier League since 1994.

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