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Arsenal have confirmed they are investigating “as a matter of urgency” whether academy coach Mark Arber bet on the signing of Mesut Ozil.

Former Dagenham defender Arber, whose father Bobby has also worked for the Gunners as a scout, posted a tweet on his personal account, @1Arbs, on Monday that suggested he had bet on Germany midfielder Ozil’s move to the Emirates.

“Lovely bit of 14-1 Mesut,” he wrote.

The Gunners are now looking into the potential breach of gambling rules.

A club spokesman said: “We take this very seriously.

“All Arsenal employees and workers are well aware of their responsibilities in this respect and we are looking into this as a matter of urgency.”

If Arber had bet of the arrival of the 24-year-old, who completed a club-record £42.4mn move from Real Madrid late on transfer deadline day, the 35-year-old is likely to have broken terms highlighted in the Football Association’s guide to betting rules.

The rules state: “You are not allowed to place a bet on a game or competition in which you have any influence, either direct or indirect.

“The above includes all bets related to the following: Any other events involving your club or other clubs playing in the same league competition (such as next manager markets).”

 

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