For the second time in as many weeks, Arsenal has been charged with improper conduct by the English FA.
The first of the two charges was issued because of improper conduct in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle in the Premier League last week.
Arsenal players swarmed the referee after he waved away a handball by a Newcastle defender in the dying seconds of extra time. Fans were puzzled as to why their players were disciplined given that this is such a regular occurrence in the league and it always goes unpunished.
Now, Arsenal has been hit with another charge for an almost identical situation.
After the ball clearly struck an Oxford player’s hand in the box, Arsenal players gestured to the referee for a handball but he waved away all appeals. There was no VAR present on the night but if there was it more than likely would’ve been overturned.
Nevertheless, Arsenal has been charged by the FA and fans can’t believe it.
Looks like this will be a weekly affair. Just save the format and change the date, time and opponents
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) January 12, 2023
One fan wrote: “For an obvious handball all four of your officials failed to spot”.
“No accountability at all for any of these officials. You watch on Sunday I 100% guarantee Spurs get a dodgy penalty call.” Said another.
Another fan simply replied to the Tweet with one word “Joke.”
What do you make of the FA’s decision to charge Arsenal and more importantly, do you think the penalty decision was correct?