The fan ran onto the pitch to celebrate after Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang scored from the penalty spot to put Arsenal two goals in front against Manchester United in the second half of their 2 – 0 win.
The spectator appeared to push United defender Chris Smalling. He then ran towards the celebrating Arsenal players before being removed from the playing area by stewards.
The man was later arrested and has been charged by the Metropolitan Police for common assault.
The Football Association yesterday announced that Arsenal had been charged with failing to ensure their supporters conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
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An Arsenal spokesman said the club condemned the behaviour of the pitch invader and apologised to Chris Smalling and Manchester 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 English football in the last week. Birmingham City are also being investigated after a fan attacked Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish in their local derby.