By ozinas45 • 15th Mar 2019 • 22 views • 3 comments

Arsenal will face a Football Association charge for the behaviour of their supporters in Sunday ’ s Premier League match at home to Manchester United . A Gunners fan ran onto the pitch after Pierre -Emerick Aubameyang scored from the penalty spot to put Arsenal two goals in front against United in the second half of their 2- 0 win . The spectator appeared to push Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, and was subsequently charged with common assault by the Metropolitan Police . He then ran towards the celebrating Arsenal players before being removed from the playing area by stewards . The FA on Thursday announced that Arsenal had been charged with failing to ensure their fans conducted themselves in an orderly fashion . An Arsenal spokesman said the club condemned the behaviour of the pitch invader and apologised to Smalling and United .

“ We will be working closely with the Metropolitan Police in their investigation, ” the spokesman added . “ The individual will also be banned from Arsenal matches, home and away . ” The incident was one of several that has damaged the reputation of British football in the last week. Birmingham City are also being investigated after a fan attacked Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish in their local derby .

Source: https://punchng.com/fa-charge-arsenal-over-pitch-invasion/

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