The Football Association are investigating a yellow card received by an Arsenal player in a Premier League match this season, according to The Athletic.
The booking is being looked into as a result of suspicious betting patterns where an unusual amount of money was placed on the Gunners footballer in question to pick up a yellow card in the game.
Arsenal have enjoyed a strong Premier League campaign under Mikel Arteta despite having lost their opening three games to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The north London club are hoping to return to the Champions League for the first time in the post-Arsene Wenger era and have also earned themselves a place in the Carabao Cup semi-final.
The extent to which the FA’s betting investigation may hang a cloud over this progress remains to seen as insufficient evidence has hitherto been revealed about its exact circumstances.
However, regardless of the context, it’s certainly worrying to hear that there is any suspicion at all surrounding the integrity of a book at the highest level of English football.
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