Spurs fan arrested after banana skin thrown onto Arsenal pitch

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A Tottenham supporter has been arrested for hurling a banana at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he celebrated scoring the opening goal during Sunday's North London derby between Arsenal and Spurs.

Metropolitan Police confirmed to Omnisport that seven arrests were made, including one for throwing a missile onto the field of play, during Sunday's Premier League game at Emirates Stadium.

A further six arrests were made due to public order offences, including two Arsenal supporters who lit smoke canisters inside the stadium during the match.

Alexandre Lacazette subsequently put the hosts 3-2 up before Lucas Torreira added Arsenal's fourth.

Aubameyang had opened the scoring before an Eric Dier header and a Harry Kane spot-kick sent Spurs in ahead at half-time.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was forced to calm the situation.

"They pushed a lot for us", he told Sky Sports. For us it's the same, special, but above all three points. "And because Aaron has experience against Tottenham, he has experience in derby matches, he has experience to help us come back in the 90 minutes against every team".


The unrest was not restricted to the stands as the two sets of players had to be separated following Dier's equaliser on a feisty afternoon in north London.

"He has a back ache", Emery said.

Prizes include, a trip to Old Trafford to watch Man United take on Liverpool in the Premier League, tickets to Ireland's home games in the Six Nations, All Ireland football and hurling final tickets and much more.

"The ref said he gave me the yellow card because it was because of me that the whole thing started". I don't know what's wrong with it.

"If he plays like he did yesterday, its the best for him and the best for us".

Alongside a graphic of the players celebrating, Ozil tweeted: "When @seadk6 (Sead Kolasinac) pulls out the Emirates corner flag then you know something big has happened". But it doesn't matter.

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