Manchester City is disputing the charges brought against them by the Premier League, claiming that the head of its “independent judicial panel,” Murray Rosen KC, could be biased because he is an Arsenal fan. The charges relate to alleged financial irregularities between 2008 and 2019, including hiding the true source of the club’s funding, only partially declaring salaries and bonuses, breaching UEFA and Premier League Financial Fair Play regulations, and obstructing the league’s investigation. City has engaged Lord Pannick KC as their legal lead and has questioned the validity of the charges due to recent changes in the Premier League rulebook. The case could potentially result in relegation and an unlimited fine if the charges are proved. However, City’s latest moves could further delay the process, with rival clubs fearing that there will not be a hearing until potentially 2027.