During Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, defender Gabriel Magalhaes was spotted exchanging words with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
After Gabriel Jesus won a critical penalties, which Bukayo Saka converted for the Gunners, the Brazilian got into a confrontation with Henderson.
Referee Michael Oliver brought the game to a halt as he hurried to the sidelines to speak with both Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp.
It’s believed to have related to a dispute that occurred in the penalty box during a tense encounter at the Emirates Stadium.
Witnesses stated that the confrontation had subsided by the time both sets of players arrived in the tunnel, but new video has emerged showing the pair continuing to exchange words after the initial incident.
According to The Mirror, the Football Association (FA) has engaged the services of specialist lip readers to analyse footage as they continue their inquiry, while players who were nearby during the intense brawl between both sides may also be asked what they saw and heard.
In a video shared on Tuesday to the Tasty Football YouTube account, both sets of players embrace quickly after the final whistle, with Henderson initially high-fiving England colleague Aaron Ramsdale and Gabriel hugging fellow center-back Virgil van Dijk.
Gabriel and Henderson both fade out of view before reappearing briefly as the two shake hands, albeit for a brief moment.
Following the handshake, the Liverpool captain attempted to get the Brazilian defender’s attention, involving Roberto Firmino in the conversation to seemingly encourage Gabriel to talk to him, with Klopp also in the vicinity and talking to Gabriel.
The outcome of the FA’s investigation is still yet to be concluded, but both clubs have vowed to follow the FA’s disciplinary procedures on the matter.
The FA released a brief statement after the match, which read: “We are aware of an incident that took place during the match between Arsenal and Liverpool. We are in dialogue with the match officials and will review the details of the incident.”