Tweet may possibly have implicated Gunners youth coach.
Arsenal are to investigate claims youth coach Mark Aber bet on the signing of German playmaker Mesut Ozil.
The 35-year-old South African posted “Lovely bit of 14-1 Mesut” on his personal twitter page, insinuating that the academy coach had used inside information for his own gain.
An Arsenal a spokesperson told the BBC: “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 Aber did make a bet on Ozil’s arrival, he is likely to have contravened the FA rules on betting.
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.”
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend was banned from the game for four months in June (three months suspended) and fined £18,000 for falling foul of the FA gambling rules.
Ozil’s £44.2m transfer is the biggest in the Arsenal’s history and boss Arsene Wenger’s first major signing since the arrival of Santi Cazorla last summer.
The Gunners fans have been crying out for Wenger to match the spending of rivals Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City this summer.