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Tottenham Hotspur fan arrested after banana skin thrown during 4-2 defeat at Arsenal

Tottenham released a statement condemning the supporter who threw a banana in the direction of Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Ian Kington-AFP-Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur face a Football Association investigation after one of their supporters was arrested for throwing a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 4-2 derby win at the Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal striker had scored the first of his two goals from the penalty spot when he ran to celebrate in front of the travelling supporters.

A host of projectiles were thrown at him, with still photography showing that a banana skin was among them, reports Guardian UK.

CCTV footage was used to confirm the identity of the fan who threw it and he was arrested.

The banana is clearly visible in mid-air in this photo. It was thrown after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given Arsenal a 1-0 lead. BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

The Metropolitan Police said afterwards that a total of seven arrests were made – six for public order offences, of which at least two were Arsenal fans who lit smoke canisters during the match.

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The FA will investigate and Tottenham released a statement that condemned the supporter who threw the banana skin. “Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban,” a spokesman said.

It was a fiery game that also featured a mass confrontation between players from both sides, including substitutes, after Eric Dier’s equaliser for 1-1.

The Arsenal substitutes who were warming up nearby took exception to how Dier celebrated, with Stephan Lichtsteiner appearing to tap him.

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