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Shkodran Mustafi to avoid FA action after controversial celebration

Shkodran Mustafi celebrates scoring a goal for Arsenal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom
Image: Shkodran Mustafi's opened the scoring in Arsenal's 3-2 win at Cardiff

Shkodran Mustafi will not face any action from the Football Association for his goal celebration against Cardiff on Sunday.

The defender celebrated his opening goal in Arsenal's 3-2 win by appearing to make an Albanian Eagle sign in solidarity to his team-mate Granit Xhaka.

Xhaka has received criticism in Switzerland for his views about his family's roots.

Both Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri were fined by FIFA for a similar celebration in a match against Serbia at the World Cup this season.

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The FA, however, has decided it will not launch disciplinary proceedings against Mustafi.

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