FA hold interview with Arsenal star Gabriel as investigation begins over Jordan Henderson incident in Liverpool win


FA disciplinary chiefs have spoken to Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes over the spat that stopped Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.

Referee Michael Oliver halted the resumption of play for Arsenal’s winning penalty to speak to managers Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp on the touchline.

Oliver had angered the Liverpool players by awarding the spot-kick for Thiago Alcantara’s foul on Gabriel Jesus.

The official informed both bosses he would be formally reporting the allegations made to him on the pitch.

That followed a flare-up between Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson and Gabriel.

The Brazil star has now spoken to disciplinary bosses as part of the FA’s probe into the incident.

And Henderson is also believed to have given his own account.

Both Arteta and Klopp drew a veil over the matter in their post-match interviews.

The FA has so far declined to give any further guidance since confirming it was “aware of an incident that took place” in the game and that, after dialogue with the officials and clubs, it would “review the details of the incident”.

Oliver has submitted his report.

However, his decision to take no action on the pitch was an indication he heard allegations about what was said to have taken place — but not been a witness to the incident itself.

In such circumstances, the FA normally seek to get first-hand accounts from all the players or officials involved.

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