The Football Association set to investigate collapse in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Liverpool as Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp talk to referee Michael Oliver during and after the game

The Football Association is investigating an incident between Arsenal and Liverpool players during Sunday’s Premier League clash.

A thrilling contest at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday saw the Gunners go down 3-2 winners, however, tensions boiled over late in the second half.

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The collapse saw Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson exchange heated words

Referee Michael Oliver spoke to both managers during the game and reportedly had another conversation with them afterwards.

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Referee Michael Oliver spoke to both managers during the game and reportedly had another conversation with them afterwards.

A number of players were involved in a heated argument on the pitch, with Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes seen confronting Reds captain Jordan Henderson before making a gesture towards referee Michael Oliver.

Oliver spoke to managers Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp after the incident and they both had another chat with Oliver after the game.

The FA said in a statement: “We are aware of an incident which occurred during the game between Arsenal and Liverpool.

“We are in dialogue with match officials and will review the details of the incident.”

Klopp said afterwards that he was “not authorized” to divulge any further details of the conversation with Oliver, while Arteta told a press conference afterwards: “It’s an incident What happened on this ground stays on this ground.

Arteta’s side restored their place at the top of the Premier League thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s early strike, plus two goals from Bukayo Saka saw them pick up all three points.


Klopp's men are just four points above the relegation zone

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Klopp’s men are just four points above the relegation zone

The defeat makes it Liverpool’s worst start in a decade, while injury setbacks for Luis Diaz and Trent Alexander-Arnold have made matters worse for the boss.

“Going into half-time, we now have additional problems. Luis Diaz, we had to change before [half-time] obviously; it’s something with the knee, not good, really not good.

“He’s going to have a scan and we’ll know more, I don’t know to what extent,” he explained.

“But on top of that Trent is really bad with the ankle too, twisted ankle. Not good. Trent, in seven years, never left when he could have continued playing, he was in too much pain, [there was] slight swelling immediately for a CT scan.

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