Ten arrests as Arsenal fans tear down hoardings

Date published: Thursday 24th September 2015 12:11

White Hart Lane: Arsenal fans rip down hoarding

Arsenal and Tottenham will not be punished by the Football Association after police made 10 arrests at the north London derby on Wednesday.

Around 3,000 Arsenal fans were in attendance at White Hart Lane as Arsenal won 2-1 to move into the Capital Cup fourth round, but hoardings were damaged in the upper tier of the away end and arrests were made for a range of offences, including assault, public order and criminal damage.

The FA however, will not take any action saying the matter is a criminal issue, but they will assist the Metropolitan Police, who also had to deal with skirmishes between Arsenal fans and stewards, according to reports.

Any fans found guilty of criminal damage could be prosecuted and may face banning orders with Arsenal releasing a statement making it clear they will help identity any culprits.

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“We are concerned that this happened, involving a minority of fans,” the statement read.

“We will work with Tottenham Hotspur and the authorities on this.”

Spurs fans have previously been accused of vandalising toilets and ripping out seats at Emirates Stadium.

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