THE FA have launched an investigation into a yellow card received by an Arsenal player in a Premier League game this season, according to reports.
It comes after bookmakers reported ‘suspicious betting patterns’ surrounding a Gunners star being booked.
Bookies flagged an ‘unusual amount of money being placed on the Arsenal player being shown a yellow’, according to the Athletic.
The FA told them: “The FA is aware of the matter in question and is looking into it.”
Several gambling industry workers have described the betting pattern as ‘highly unusual’.
Such ‘spot betting’ has long been an issue for governing bodies as the outcomes are much easier for individuals involved in sporting events to manipulate.
The identity of the player in question is yet to be released.
Albert Sambi Lokonga and Granit Xhaka have received the joint-most yellow cards in the Prem for Arsenal so far this season with four.
Outcast former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka are next on the list with three.
Gabriel, Thomas Partey, Rob Holding and Martin Odegaard have two each.
And there are eight more Gunners star who have picked up a solitary yellow.
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Football has been rocked by gambling scandals in the past.
England and Newcastle star Kieran Trippier was fined £70,000 and banned for 10 weeks for a breach in December 2020.
And earlier that year, former Three Lions and Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge was also banned for four four months because of transfer information he gave to his family.