The Football Association has released the following statement:

"At a Disciplinary Commission hearing today, Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC have each been fined £100,000 and reprimanded for the involvement of their players and officials in a mass confrontation towards the end of the Carling Cup Final on 25 February.

"The clubs were charged with failing to ensure that their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour. Both clubs admitted the charge.

"The Commission stated that it viewed the incident as serious, unacceptable and damaging to the image of the game. However, it bore into account the guilty pleas and the mitigation put forward by both clubs.

"It found that Arsenal players had been marginally more involved in the Carling Cup Final incident, but that Chelsea FC had past proven cases in recent years regarding the general behaviour of their players where warnings had been issued."

Both clubs have the right to appeal and have 14 days to do so.

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 27 Mar 2007