Arsenal and Hull charged by FA

LONDON - Arsenal and Hull City have been charged with failing to control their players after a fracas in last week's Premier League game, the FA said on Wednesday.

"The charge relates to a mass confrontation between players from both sides during the fixture at Emirates Stadium on 19 December," the FA said in a statement.

Players from both teams became involved in a mass scuffle after Arsenal's midfielder Samir Nasri appeared to tread on the foot of Hull's Richard Garcia in the second half at the Emirates.

Both clubs have until January 13 to respond to the charge.