Arteta faces the consequences of his outburst in the defeat to Newcastle

Mikel Arteta is being accused by the FA of reacting badly to VAR after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.

The Arsenal manager had a huge outburst after the defeat earlier this month, which was their first defeat of the season in the Premier League. Anthony Gordon’s goal was checked by VAR at three different corners, but the potential problems were not enough to rule out the goal that ultimately gave Newcastle the three points.

As well as the VAR issues, Arsenal felt Bruno Guimaraes escaped a red card for headbutting Jorginho which became too much for Arteta to deal with as the Spaniard lost control during his conference call to the press after the match.

The former Arsenal captain said the decision to allow Gordon’s goals was “disgraceful”.

His comments were certainly not well received by the FA, who released a statement on Thursday (November 16th) saying he is being investigated: “Mikel Arteta has been charged with breaching FA rule E3.1. It follows comments he made in media interviews after Arsenal’s Premier League match against Newcastle United on Saturday 4 November.”

“There it is announced that his comments constitute inappropriate behavior as they are an insult to the match officials and/or damage the game and/or bring the game into displeasure.”

The Arsenal manager has until Tuesday (November 21) to answer the charges, which is just four days before the club travel to Brentford.