A fan ran on to the pitch and also then shoved defender Chris Smalling throughout his side’s away match against in Emirates Stadium.

The incident happened soon after Pierre Emerick Aubameyang had converted a 69th-minute punishment to allow the Gunners a 2-0 lead against United.

After hammering Smalling, the guy hurried together with his arms towards the Gunners players observing their goal.

Smalling was unhurt and also the fan was shot off the pitch and also arrested.

An spokesperson said:”We completely condemn the behavior of the individual that conducted on to the pitch and approached Chris Smalling throughout the match.

“We’d like to apologise to Chris and , also are pleased that [that the spectator] was arrested.

“The individual will also be banned from matches home and off. Our matchday staff have ongoing training on tackling episodes like this.”

Right following the match, an announcement by the Metropolitan Police said:”a person was detained on suspicion of common attack and pitch invasion following an episode throughout the v Man Utd game at the Emirates Stadium today.

manager Unai Emery reported the episode was something he”did not need” to watch and predicted all buffs to show”respect”.

The episode came just hours after Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was hit in the face by a spectator throughout Villa’s 1-0 derby triumph over Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

A fan on the pitch at Emirates Stadium


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