A man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and pitch invasion after he ran onto the Emirates Stadium pitch following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty during Arsenal’s win over Manchester United on Sunday.
The incident happened shortly after Aubameyang scored a spot-kick in the 69th minute to give Arsenal a 2-0 lead.
The man appeared to confront Chris Smalling before running with his arms aloft towards the celebrating Arsenal players. He was later removed from the pitch by stewards.
A Met Police statement read: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and pitch invasion following an incident during the Arsenal v Man Utd game at the Emirates Stadium today.
“He is currently in custody at a north London police station.”
Earlier on Sunday, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a pitch invader during the Second City derby at Birmingham’s St Andrew’s, with a 27-year-old man later arrested by West Midlands Police.