Fans and management won’t be pleased with this report the FA has fined Arsenal £60,000 for the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton last year.
The FA wasn’t satisfied with the way the England international joined the Gunners, and Agent Alan Middleton has also been fined and suspended by the FA for his part in the deal.
The FA’s official website reads:
‘Arsenal have been fined £60,000 and warned as to their future conduct after breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations.
‘The charge was in relation to the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton to Arsenal on 26 July 2014.
‘Authorised agent Alan Middleton has also been warned as to his future conduct and sanctioned for breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations in relation to the same matter.
‘Mr Middleton has been fined £30,000 and suspended from all agency/intermediary activity for a period of three months.
‘This suspension shall be suspended in its entirety for 18 months from 23 October 2015 and will not take effect unless he commits an offence contrary to the agents regulations or The FA’s regulations on working with intermediaries during this time.
‘Arsenal admitted part of the breach but denied another, which was found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission. The charges against Mr Middleton, which he denied, were found proven.’