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Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko hits back at the FA after being handed written warning

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko hits back at the FA after being handed written warning

Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko has questioned the FA over the written warning he received following the Gunners' 2-1 win over Fulham in August.

Mikel Arteta's side won their first three Premier League games of the season, and were looking to extend that run against the Cottagers at the Emirates Stadium.

They managed to do just that, with Gabriel Magalhaes netting a late winner from a corner.

There were wild scenes of jubilation inside the stadium at the final whistle with the result, even at such an early stage of the season, believed by many to represent a further indication that Arsenal could challenge for the Premier League this campaign.



Zinchenko, who was unavailable for the match, ran towards his team-mates after Gabriel's goal, jumping on their backs and pumping his fists towards the crowd.

But the FA sent him a letter warning him over his conduct and, as per the Daily Telegraph, the Ukraine international went on to apologise for his actions.

Now, he has addressed the incident in a new interview.


Zinchenko on FA warning

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Zinchenko stated that he did not understand the reaction to his celebrations.

He said: "We are not robots, we are human beings.

"We're just doing our job and when this job is successful, why are we not allowed [to celebrate]? I don't understand.


"Of course we didn't win the Premier League yet and there are still a lot of games to play. But every single game in the Premier League is so tough... that's why we celebrate."

Arsenal are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of second-placed Manchester City, having played a game more.

The Gunners are next in action after the international break on April 1, when they host Leeds at the Emirates. Eight days later, they travel to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy / David Klein/Sportimage / Mark Pain/Alamy Live News

Topics: Arsenal, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Premier League, FA, Fulham, Mikel Arteta

Ryan Smart
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