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Emery fined £8,000 for kicking water bottle towards fans



Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fined £ 8 , 000 ( $ 10 , 000 ) on Monday for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during his side ’ s Boxing Day draw at Brighton after admitting to a Football Association charge .“ Unai Emery has been fined £ 8 , 000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge and accepted the standard penalty , ” English football ’ s governing body announced said in a statement.

The FA had announced on Thursday that the Spaniard had been charged over the incident — which took place at full-time of the Gunners ’ 1 – 1 draw on the south coast — although Emery himself had initially hoped his apologising to the home supporter would have been enough to see him escape punishment .
“ I hope so, yes , ” the former Paris Saint-Germain boss had said when asked whether his apology should be the end of the matter.

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

Emery has however escaped a touchline ban and will be free to take charge when Fulham visit the Emirates on New Year ’ s Day.

( AFP )