By Emma Sanders
Harry Arter hopes officials will not take further action against Moussa Sissoko after the two clashed during Tottenham’s 0-0 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The midfielder, who was voted Man of the Match for a composed performance, was caught by Sissoko after the two tussled for the ball near the sideline.
Sissoko appeared to elbow Arter in the face aggresively and the Bournemouth midfielder reacted unhappily at the time.
However, at the end of the match Arter told Match of the Day he had spoken to Sissoko and hoped the Tottenham midfielder would not be punished.
“I never want to see a player get in trouble if he didn’t mean to do it,” Arter said to the Match of the Day cameras after the game.
“After the game he said to me that it was an accident and I’m happy to take that as gospel and move on.
“Hopefully he didn’t mean to do it.”
The incident sparked reaction during the game but Arter has made it clear he hopes the Frenchman does not face retrospective action.
Arter played an important part in his side’s encouraging performance against Tottenham, as the Cherries were able to counter the threat of Spurs’ attacking talents.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side squandered an opportunity to move to the top of the Premier League table following a goalless draw between Arsenal and Middlesbrough later that day.