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Cheeky Walcott won't draw action from FA over gesture to Tottenham fans during Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win

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The Football Association will take no further action against Arsenal's Theo Walcott over his gesture to Tottenham fans during Sunday's 2-0 win.

Walcott signalled the Gunners' 2-0 scoreline to Spurs' supporters as he was being taken off on a stretcher after suffering a knee injury.  

The FA said  the player had been "reminded of his respon­sibi­lities".

His actions could have repercussion for Spurs however, as sections of their support threw coins at Walcott as he was carried off, which manager Arsene Wenger said was the reason he made the gesture in the first place.

An object was also thrown from the home end at a different time during the match, and the FA has been in touch with both clubs, saying in a statement that "The FA condemns any such acts and will liaise with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to identify those responsible and support the strongest sanctions available, including life bans."

He was carried off the pitch in the 83rd minute, and having only recently returned from injury, looks set to be side lined again for at least a month.

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