Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been hit with fines for failing to control their players during the game in September.
The two sides met at Stamford Bridge in a game which has since been clouded by controversy. Chelsea have had striker Diego Costa retrospectively banned for three games, while Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla and Gabriel were both sent off during the 90 minutes, which saw Arsenal lose 2-0.
Following Gabriel’s red card he refused to leave the pitch, continuing to argue with Chelsea players who had surrounded referee Mike Dean. The Brazilian received a one-match ban for improper conduct even though the three-match ban for violent conduct was rescinded.
Chelsea have no been fined £40,000 for the incident.
BREAKING: Chelsea fined £40,000 & Arsenal fined £30,000 by FA for players’ conduct during match at Stamford Bridge on September 19. #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) October 8, 2015
As well as Gabriel’s one-match ban for improper conduct, Santi Cazorla was warned for the same offence. The midfielder took a long time to get off the pitch after receiving his second yellow card of the game and was accused of making a rude gesture when he did finally head towards the tunnel.
Arsenal have been hit with a fine of £30,000 as a result.
The sums of money mean very little to the two clubs, but hopefully the entire situation can now be laid to rest nearly three weeks on from the game.