The Football Association is investigating a yellow card shown to an Arsenal player during a Premier League game this season following allegations of suspicious betting patterns.
The Athletic reported that bookmakers raised concerns with the FA after an unusual amount of money was placed on a Gunners player who was cautioned during a game.
An FA statement said: “The FA is aware of and is investigating the matter in question.”
It is understood that while the governing body is investigating the matter, it is not a formal inquiry at this time.
Arsenal declined to comment.
Spot betting allows players to place bets on specific details of games – such as: B. Warnings or the number of corners – and not on the overall result of a game.
In April 2018, defender Bradley Wood was handed a six-year ban after being deliberately cautioned twice during Lincoln’s FA Cup run last season.
Wood received a five-year ban for match-fixing and another 12-month ban after admitting 22 charges of betting on the outcome of matches and one charge of leaking information.
In September 2009, former Southampton and England midfielder Matt Le Tissier published an autobiography in which he revealed that he had placed a spread bet on the time of the first throw-in in a game in which he was playing.
Le Tissier attempted to overplay a pass to teammate Neil Shipperley to force a throw-in but was unable to put the ball out of play. The matter was referred to Hampshire Police but prosecutors chose not to pursue the case.