By Ikenna Agu
Michael Owen could face action from the Football Association after reacting badly to a challenge by Mikel Arteta during Stoke City’s defeat at Arsenal.
Owen appeared to thump Arsenal midfielder Arteta on the back towards the end of Stoke’s 1-0 defeat.
The striker was not booked but the football authorities could investigate after it was caught on camera.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis said: “Arteta’s challenge was poor, but Michael should not do that.”
The Potters had fallen behind to Lukas Podolski’s deflected free-kick when Arteta challenged Stoke substitute Owen in Saturday’s match.
Former England international Owen reacted angrily and appeared to lash out at the Spaniard.
But referee Chris Foy did not book the 33-year-old.
“If Michael has done what he has done and they look at it, then they will deal with it,” added Pulis.
“We’ll see what they say. Obviously I am going to be biased as it is my football team.”