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Unai Emery avoided a touchline ban after the Arsenal head coach admitted a Football Association charge of improper conduct for kicking a water bottle into the Brighton crowd on Boxing Day.

The Football Association is awaiting the referee’s report before deciding whether any further action is warranted over the unsavoury scenes on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Football Association is set to investigate comments made by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as he walked along the touchline after the 3-2 win over Newcastle.

Guida will be assisted by compatriots Riccardo Di Fiore and Alessandro Giallatini (Assistant Referees) and Davide Massa (Fourth Official), as well as Michael Fabbri (Video Assistant Referee) and Giulio Dobosz (Assistant Video Assistant Referee).

The Blues were angered when referee Lee Mason awarded them a corner, but then blew for half-time before it was taken by Willian – the official deciding that the required stoppage time had elapsed.

Reports had suggested that Lukaku would be banned for United’s next three domestic matches, which include showdowns with both Arsenal and Manchester City.