Arsenal Boss Emery Fined £8, 500 For Kicking Water Bottle Toward Fans

Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fined £ 7, 000 ($10, 000) on Mon for kicking a water container into the crowd during his side’ s Boxing Day draw on Brighton after admitting to a Soccer Association charge.

“ Unai Emery has been fined £ 8, 000 after he or she admitted an FA improper perform charge and accepted the standard charges, ” English football’ s regulating body announced said in a declaration.

The FA acquired announced on Thursday that the Spaniard had been charged over the incident — which took place at full-time from the Gunners’ 1-1 draw on the southern coast — although Emery themselves had initially hoped his apologising to the home supporter would have already been enough to see him escape abuse.

“ I hope therefore , yes, ” the former Paris Saint-Germain boss had said when questioned whether his apology should be the finish of the matter.

“ But I have to respect the decision since it is a circumstance of my activity but not another intention from me personally with the supporter. I say to all of them my apology. ”

Emery has, however , escaped the touchline ban and will be free to take control when Fulham visit the Emirates upon New Year’ s Day.

AFP