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Arsenal Could be Punished For Failing to Field a Captain Against Man City

Arsenal Could be Punished For Failing to Field a Captain Against Man City

Arsenal appear to have fallen foul of a rather odd rule last weekend – after failing to field a recognised captain during the second half of their game with Man City.

The Gunners came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with their Premier League rivals but it appears Arsene Wenger can really do no right at the moment.

As seems to be a common theme of this season, Laurent Koscielny was forced off at half-time with an injury to his heel, but the Frenchman was captain on the day and nobody took the armband from him at the break.

The club’s official captain Per Mertesacker wasn’t in the squad at the weekend as he recovers from injury, and vice skippers Santi Cazorla and Petr Cech were also missing.

And according to Sky Sports, because nobody stepped up in their absence, Premier League rule M.11 has been breached, but it looks unlikely that any serious action will be taken.

It never rains but it pours, eh?

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