Gunners and Tigers charged

Arsenal and Hull City have been handed a Football Association charge of failing to control their players following their Premier League game on December 19.

Gunners midfielder Samir Nasri sparked a melee between a host of players when he appeared to tread on Richard Garcia's foot shortly before half-time at the Emirates Stadium in a match which his side won 3-0.

Nasri was then involved in an altercation with Tigers midfielders Nicky Barmby and Stephen Hunt before being booked by referee Steve Bennett.

"The FA has charged Arsenal and Hull City with failing to control their players," confirmed a statement.

"The charge related to a mass confrontation between players from both sides during the fixture at Emirates Stadium on 19 December.

"Both clubs have until 13 January to respond."

Earlier on Wednesday, referee Bennett reviewed the events using videotape footage but decided that Nasri did not warrant a red card for his conduct.

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