RVP to face no FA action

Image: Robin van Persie: The Football Association will look no further into incident involving Carlos Cuellar

The Football Association will not look any further into an incident involving Robin van Persie during Arsenal's FA Cup tie against Aston Villa.

Arsenal striker not in trouble with FA after Cuellar incident

The Football Association will not look any further into an incident involving Robin van Persie during Arsenal's FA Cup tie against Aston Villa. Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish called for the Football Association to take retrospective action against Van Persie for what he claimed was an elbow on Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar. However, match referee Mike Jones has told the FA he saw the incident and decided it was not worthy of punishment. Van Persie scored twice from the penalty spot at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners came from behind to beat Villa 3-2 and book a place in the last 16, where they will face either Middlesbrough or Sunderland. The Dutch striker has been in inspirational form for Arsenal all season and news that the FA will take no further action will please manager Arsene Wenger, even if McLeish may not agree. McLeish said on Sunday, following his side's defeat: "I thought it was a clear elbow, but the referee did not seem to think there was anything in it. "Would I like the FA to look at it? Yes, if it was an elbow in the face - look at my nose, it is a result of elbows all my career. It is something which is dangerous. "I never mentioned it to the referee. I saw it in real time. "I don't like to point the finger at players, but it has happened to mine enough times."

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