Arsenal head coach Unai Emery

The Football Association has fined Arsenal manager Unai Emery £8,000 after he admitted improper conduct during the Gunners’ game against Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Boxing day.

The Arsenal head coach was charged last week for kicking a bottle towards a fan and was not included in the officials’ match report.

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Emery immediately apologised to the supporter after seeing the bottle had gone into the stands and subsequently repeated his regret at a pre-match news conference last week.

An FA statement read: “Arsenal Manager Unai Emery has been fined £8,000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge and accepted the standard penalty.

“It concerned his conduct during the game against Brighton on 26 December 2018.”