Unai Emery faces ban for water-bottle kick during Arsenal’s draw with Brighton

Unai Emery faces ban for water-bottle kick during Arsenal’s draw with Brighton

- Gunners boss Unai Emery is currently being investigated by the English FA chiefs

- The Spanish born tactician was filmed kicking a water bottle which went ahead to hit a fan in his side's score draw against Brighton

- Should he be found guilty, he will be handed a one match touch-line ban ahead of crunch Premier League clash against Liverpool

Arsenal boss Unai Emery risks being punished by the English FA for kicking a bottle of water in his side's 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners the lead in the seventh minute but an equaliser from Jurgen Locadia ensured the match ended in a draw.

SunSport however reveals that the FA chiefs are reviewing the footage of the incident which saw the bottle hit a fan towards the end of the game.

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The publication further stated that the Spaniard could be handed his punishment before the end of the day - with Emery set to suffer a touchline ban.

In a similar situation, Jose Mourinho was handed a one-match ban in November 2016 after lashing out at a water bottle after referee Jonathan Moss booked Paul Pogba for diving.

The former PSG handler was said to have kicked Emery kicked a bottle in frustration but tendered an apologised immediately to the fan.

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He did not stop there as he apologised once again after the final whistle with the supporter being gifted Laurent Koscielny’s shirt.

Meanwhile, Mourinho escaped Uefa ban after throwing a crate of drinks bottles to the ground as his team secured a 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford.

But two years ago, he was sent off and had to serve a one-match ban after deliberately kicking a water bottle during the West Ham game.

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The Special One then admitted improper conducted which led to a one-match ban, but felt he was treated unfairly and was singled out by the FA after also being fined £16,000.

The three-man disciplinary panel deemed Mourinho had "aggressively kicked the bottle in a manner that could have endangered people around him regardless of the motivation to do so".

Legit.ng recalls that Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton and Hove Albion in their Boxing Day clash at Falmer Stadium.

It took Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just seven minutes to open scoring for the Gunners away from home.

But a 35th minute equaliser from Jurgen Locadia ensured parity was restored for the home team before the first half was wrapped up.

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