Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has stated that he ‘100%’ supports his players’ accounts following the FA investigation following last weekend’s match against Liverpool.
The Reds were defeated 3-2 by the Gunners in the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Following the game, the FA launched an investigation into an incident involving Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes and Jordan Henderson.
In a statement, the FA stated: “We are aware of an incident that took place during the match between Arsenal and Liverpool . We are in dialogue with the match officials and will review the details of the incident.”
Referee Michael Oliver went over to speak with Jurgen Klopp and Arteta about the incident, and the Liverpool manager refused to comment further when reporters questioned him after the game.
Arteta has been questioned again about the incident, and according to the Mail Online, he stands by his players’ accounts “100%.”
“It’s something I don’t want to touch. It’s in the FA’s hands and I’m not going to get involved in that,” Arteta added.
When pressed on whether he expects the investigation to rumble on, the Arsenal boss added: ‘I don’t know. It’s something that I don’t decide.
“I think timings are really difficult to predict. The FA is in charge of the situation and we’ll have to wait and see.’