Theo Walcott "reminded of his responsibilities"

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Theo Walcott will be "reminded of his responsibilities" by the Football Association following his 'scoreline' gesture towards Tottenham Hotspur fans during Arsenal's FA Cup third round victory over their fierce rivals on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's men were comfortable winners in the latest north London derby at Emirates Stadium and one of the biggest stories to come out of the match was Walcott's gesture to the away fans.

Spurs supporters were shouting abuse at the England winger as he was being carried off the pitch on a stretcher late in the game after injuring his knee, and he responded by making a '2-0' gesture with his hands.

This led to him, and medical staff carrying him, being pelted with coins and other missiles thrown from some disgruntled supporters of the White Hart Lane club.

Arsenal will have been more worried about Walcott's reported month out with knee ligamant damage than an FA decision, but the governing body has decided no disciplinary action needed to be taken.

However, the statement from the FA did say Walcott would be "reminded of his responsibilities" and that both north London clubs will be asked for assistance in investigating the coin-throwing.

It went on to say Police would be looking into the matter and that life bans for the guilty parties identified will be pursued.

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