FA investigating Arsenal celebrations after Reiss Nelson’s late winner

The Football Association are investigation Arsenal's celebrations after Reiss Nelson's 97th minute winner against AFC Bournemouth.

The Gunners came from two-goals down to defeat the Cherries at the Emirates, as they made a move towards their first league title in about two decades.

Following Reiss Nelson’s late goal, the Arsenal coaching staff and bench players swarmed into the pitch in jubilation, although Mikel Arteta go into he pitch.

Referee Chris Kavanagh, who was criticized for denying the London side a penalty, reported the celebrations to the FA and the Football Association are currently looking at it.

The IFAB Laws of the Game dictate that those in the technical area “must behave in a responsible manner” and “must remain within its confines except in special circumstances, e.g. a physiotherapist/doctor entering the field of play, with the referee’s permission, to assess an injured player.”

Speaking after the match, Bournemouth coach Gary O’Neil stated that he had no issues with the celebration of the Arsenal team.

“I’ve no comment to make on what Arsenal did,” O’Neil said in his post-match press conference.

“I shook hands with Mikel, it was a game he needed to win and I needed something from it too. We went to battle and he came out on top. They scored the goal, so they can celebrate however they like.”

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