Arsenal have released a statement condemning the behaviour of a supporter who celebrated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal against Manchester United by confronting Chris Smalling on the field of play.
The idiot, who also tried to court the attention of our players as we secured a 2-0 win, was quickly hauled off by stewards who seemed to enjoy ramming him into the pitchside hoardings before carting him off to a police station.
“We utterly condemn the behaviour of the individual who ran on to the pitch and approached Chris Smalling during today’s match,” reads a statement from an Arsenal club official.
“We would like to apologise to Chris and Manchester United, and are pleased that the individual was apprehended and arrested. We will be working closely with the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.
“The individual will also be banned from Arsenal matches home and away. Our matchday staff receive ongoing training on managing incidents such as this.”
The incident, which came just hours after a Birmingham supporter had punched Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish at St Andrew’s, was also touched on in Unai Emery’s post-game press conference.
“I don’t want that, but it’s not in my control,” said the Spaniard.
“I think we can enjoy this with every supporter and today I’m very proud of every supporter who helped us, but I think we need to do this with respect.”
A quick word for the invader…cheers for besmirching our reputation, numbnuts. Here’s hoping you’re forced to watch Arsenal games at home for the rest of your life…with Stuart Robson as co-commentator for every single one of them.