Arsenal charged by FA for breach of agent regulations over last summer signing

Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers

Arsenal have been charged by the Football Association for the breach of the Football Agents’ Regulations during the transfer of Calum Chambers.

The 20-year-old made a switch to the Emirates after the Gunners agreed a fee with Southampton for the sale of their defender. He joined the north London club on July 26 2014. The player’s authorised agent Alan Middleton has also been charged along with Arsenal.

Chambers’ representative have until June 17, while the Gunners have time till 26 June to respond for the charges.

A statement on the FA’s official website read, “Arsenal have been charged for allegedly breaching The FA’s Football Agents Regulations.”

“The charge is in relation to the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton to Arsenal on 26 July 2014. Authorised agent Alan Middleton has also been charged for allegedly breaching The FA’s Football Agents Regulations in relation to the same transfer.”

“Mr Middleton has until 17 June 2015 to respond to the charge. Arsenal have until 26 June 2015 after they requested more time to respond to the charge.”

The Telegraph reports the charges were investigated by the FA after a complaint from a third party first surfaced in February. The case will be heard by an FA’s independent regulatory commission and if found guilty, Arsenal are likely to face either a fine or warning. Meanwhile, Middleton could face suspension or a fine for the same.

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