Arrests were made following the conclusion of the North London Derby this past Sunday afternoon, with eight fans arrested and six later charged, as reported by BT Sport.
There were ructions in the aftermath of our 1-1 draw with Tottenham, with the toilets in the away section of the Emirates vandalised by a number of supporters. The report doesn’t state specifically, but you would assume all involved were Tottenham fans. Arsenal fans aren’t likely to smash up their own facilities, are they?
“A total of eight arrests were made at the Arsenal versus Tottenham Hotspur game on Sunday 8 November at the Emirates Stadium,” a Met Police representative said.
“The arrests were for public order offences, missile throwing, possession of drugs and assault. Six of those arrested have been charged.”
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 8, 2015
Tottenham fans clearly weren’t happy with the way the game went, and after holding a 1-0 lead for much of the game they felt they deserved more than a point. After Kieran Gibbs’ strike cancelled out Harry Kane’s opener, we looked like the ones likely to push on and grab the winner. It never came, but the visiting fans were obviously upset at how the game ended.
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BT Sport claim Arsenal are doing all they can to ensure things run smoothly, and are working with the police to get things resolved.