By Declan Taylor
Arsène Wenger is “relieved” that the Football Association have cleared Cesc Fabregas of two improper conduct charges.
The captain was under enquiry for his actions in the aftermath of Arsenal’s FA Cup Quarter-Final victory over Hull City on March 17. But, at a Regulatory Commission hearing, the two charges against Fabregas were found ‘not proved’.
When asked about the matter at Friday’s pre-match press conference, Wenger explained why it was a decision the Club respected and confirmed that Arsenal will cooperate with any further developments.
“It is a relief because personally I always believed he was innocent,” the manager said. “That it has been confirmed by the FA is very good news for us.
“They [Hull City] are free to do what they want [if they decide to take the matter further]. I have said from the start we will always be available to give the evidence we have and will not stand in the way of any enquiry. That's what we did.
“You have to respect that if the FA comes out and says there is nothing about the whole enquiry to punish Cesc Fabregas, then we have to respect that as well.”Copyright 2013 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 22 May 2009