There is bad news for Arsenal and their fans as the team will be losing 3 points which may mean they will not be in the champions league next season. The FA only yesterday announced that Arsenal Ladies have been deducted three points for breaking rules under the Football Association.
It is against the rules to field an unregistered player and Arsenal have been found guilty of doing so. The consequences of this are that the Gunners could miss out next seasons Champions League with only one game left to play in the league leaving Arsenal with no chance of qualifying.
There is still hope of the Gunners competing next year but they will have to win this seasons competition.
Ladies manager Laura Harvey remains positive despite the action taken from the FA.
“We have always prided ourselves on being a well-run club that do things the right way, and we are exetremely disappointed by this decision.”
“Following legal advice, we will not be appealing the FA’s ruling. We will instead focus our energies on responding the right way on the pitch.”
“We’ve got the Continental Cup final to prepare for next month and the 2013/14 Champions League campaign to focus on too, with a round of 32 draw against Karat from Kazakhstan.”
“There’s still lots to play for and everyone in the Arsenal Ladies set-up will now pull together to bounce back from this as quickly as possible.”
Arsenal still have a hope, despite it being very thin.