The verdict was maintained following a thorough examination of three separate checks that took somewhat more than five minutes, and as a result, Newcastle handed Arsenal their first loss of the season.
After his post-match remarks, Arteta has been deemed to have violated FA Rule 3.1.
The FA ruled ‘It’s alleged that his comments constitute misconduct as they are insulting towards match officials and/or detrimental to the game and/or bring the game into disrepute’. Arteta now has until Tuesday, November 21st, to reply to the FA’s declaration.
It’s unclear at this time if the Spaniard will address the charges.