Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the English Soccer Affiliation after kicking a water bottle into the group through the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day.
A Soccer Affiliation spokesman stated Thursday: “Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery has been charged following the sport in opposition to Brighton yesterday (26 December 2018).
“It’s alleged his motion of kicking a water bottle through the fixture quantities to improper conduct. He has till 6pm (1800 GMT) on 2 January 2019 to answer the cost,” the FA spokesman added.
Spanish boss Emery went to talk to the house supporter nearest the place the bottle landed instantly after the incident and once more at full-time on the Amex Stadium.
Emery, talking earlier Thursday earlier than the FA’s announcement and forward of Arsenal’s journey to league leaders Liverpool this weekend, stated he hoped his apology would draw a line underneath the incident.
“I say yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration however not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went close to to the supporter and I stated to them my apologies. There may be not one other communication.
“I repeat right this moment my apologies for my particular person motion however I kick the bottle as a result of it’s close to me, however not as a result of it’s my intention.”
Emery, whereas hoping the matter was carried out and dusted, added he would respect any resolution taken by the FA.
“I hope so, sure,” he replied when requested whether or not his apology ought to shut the e-book on the incident.
“However I’ve to respect the choice as a result of it’s a circumstance of my motion however not one other intention from me with the supporter. I say to them my apology,” the 47-year-old added.