Arsenal news: Unai Emery fined £8,000 for kicking bottle towards Brighton fan


Arsenal news: Unai Emery fined £8,000 for kicking bottle towards Brighton fan

Unai Emery has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after admitting an improper conduct charge for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during a Boxing Day draw at Brighton.

The Arsenal boss accepted the standard penalty for the FA charge following the incident at the Amex Stadium.

Emery kicks the bottle in frustration

Emery immediately apologised to a supporter after kicking the bottle into the stand and again went to speak to the home fan at full-time after the Gunners drew 1-1.

The FA announced last Thursday that the Spaniard had been charged over the incident – although Emery himself had initially hoped his apology would have been enough to see him escape any punishment.

“I hope so, yes,” he replied when asked whether his apology should be the end of the matter.