Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi won't face FA action for goal celebration vs. Cardiff
The FA has opted not to take action against Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi over his goal celebration in a 3-2 victory against Cardiff on Sunday.
Mustafi ran toward Granit Xhaka and crossed his arms over his chest with his hands intertwined in a gesture that resembles the double-headed eagle on Albania's flag after he opened the scoring with a powerful header against Cardiff.
The gesture was also performed by Xhaka and his Switzerland teammate Xherdan Shaqiri -- who like Mustafi are of Albanian descent -- at the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Xhaka, who delivered the corner for Mustafi's goal, was fined by FIFA for the celebration, which was seen as a political gesture by football's world governing body.
However, the FA opted against opening a disciplinary case, meaning Mustafi will not face any punishment.