Stoke City’s Michael Owen could face disciplinary action after seemingly attempting to strike Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta during this weekend’s Premier League game, according to the
The ex-Liverpool and England striker lashed out at the Arsenal playmaker in the dying moments of the Potters’ 1-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Referee Chris Foy missed the incident but it now appears that the Football Association could take retrospective action over Owen’s petulant hand-off.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis admitted that Owen was in the wrong but also insisted that the Arteta tackle which sparked the incident was a poor one. He said: “Let’s see what they [the FA] say. But I think it should have been a free-kick for us. If Michael has done what he has done and they look at it, they will deal with it.”
Owen signed for Stoke in the summer but it’s a move which has not proved fruitful so far, with the former Real Madrid poacher having found the net on only one occasion.
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