Europa League: Welbeck escapes punishment for ‘dive’ against AC Milan


UEFA have confirmed that Arsenal striker, Danny Welbeck, will not face any retrospective action for an alleged dive during their 3-1 win against AC Milan on Thursday.

Welbeck went down after a challenge from left-back, Ricardo Rodriguez to win a penalty and eventually converted same to make it 1-1.

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The England man scored again as the Gunners won 3-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate, to ensure the club’s place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
It is understood UEFA’s disciplinary body has been reviewing incidents from

Thursday’s Europa League matches.
“I haven’t seen it again. I will watch it again and give my honest feeling about it. I will give him my honest feeling about it as well [if I view it as a dive], don’t worry.

“There are two things: was it a penalty or not? I don’t know. The Italian players were unhappy with it. I can understand that, because I don’t really know what it was,” manager Arsene Wenger said after the match.

Arsenal will take on Russian club, CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final. The first leg comes up at the Emirates on April 5.


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