Arsenal to research antisemitic fan incidents


Arsenal mentioned they may examine “two disturbing incidents” involving supporters throughout their 2-0 win over native rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta’s facet opened up an eight-point lead on the high of the Premier League desk due to an personal purpose from Hugo Lloris and a long-range Martin Odegaard strike.

Nevertheless, the membership condemned antisemitic behaviour from some followers throughout the derby win and mentioned anybody recognized would obtain a prolonged membership ban, and their particulars could be handed to the police.

“We have been made aware of two disturbing incidents over the weekend involving antisemitism which are now under investigation,” Arsenal mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.

“There was an incident at the North London derby on Sunday involving Arsenal supporters in which one of our fans overheard grossly offensive antisemitic statements made by another Arsenal fan.

“On the identical afternoon, we had been appalled to listen to of an incident at The Cally pub in Islington, involving different antisemitic chants.

“We recognise the impact this behaviour has on our many Jewish supporters and others and condemn the use of language of this nature, which has no place in our game or society.

“Arsenal have to be a secure and welcoming atmosphere for everybody, and we wish to be clear that any form of discriminatory abuse is just not welcome at our membership. We won’t stand for this type of behaviour and can take robust motion towards any supporters who we set up are chargeable for such acts.

“Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the police to commence legal proceedings.”

The sport was additionally marred after Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was attacked by a Tottenham supporter on the finish of the sport.

Police confirmed on Tuesday that 35-year-old Joseph Watts has been charged with assault and is because of seem at Highbury Magistrates’ Court docket on Feb. 17.

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