FA will not take disciplinary action after investigating Henderson’s confrontation with Gabriel

Gabriel and Jordan Henderson had an altercation on the Emirates on October 9; both players and six other witnesses were consulted by the Football Association, but concluded that “there is no case to answer”.

The FA said it will not take further action on an alleged incident between Jordan Henderson and Gabriel.

Gabriel and Henderson were involved in a heated argument towards the end of Arsenal’s 3–2 victory over Liverpool on 9 October after the home side were awarded a penalty.

An FA investigation has been launched amid allegations that the English midfielder, who has vehemently denied the allegation, made a comment that angered the Brazilian.

However, after a “full and thorough investigation” which included conversations with six players who were close to the match, as well as Gabriel and Henderson, the FA said there was “no case to answer”.

The FA also confirmed that despite “none of the witnesses [hearing] the alleged comment”, the “claim was made in good faith”.

The incident came after Arsenal received a 76th-minute penalty kick for Thiago Alcântara on Gabriel Jesus, which was confirmed by VAR.

Tempers rose as players on both sides got involved and referee Michael Oliver spoke with coaches Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp on the sidelines, though neither of them elaborated on the cause during post-game press conferences.

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