Both the FA and Met police intend to investigate the incident.
A TOTTENHAM FAN has been arrested for throwing a banana skin at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during today’s North London derby at the Emirates Stadium, which the hosts won 4-2.
The FA have confirmed that they will be launching an investigation into the incident, while police will attempt to ascertain as to whether the incident was racially motivated.
The banana skin was thrown at the player as Aubameyang celebrated scoring Arsenal’s first goal this afternoon.
A fiery derby was marred by a number of unsavoury incidents, including a bench-clearing shoving contest following Eric Dier’s first-half goal — which he celebrated by gesturing for the Arsenal fans to quieten down.
Missiles were thrown from the nearby stand during the handbags which subsequently ensued.
Seven people were arrested for public order offences at the game, although only one of these — the aforementioned Spurs fan — was arrested for throwing objects onto the pitch.
The Met Police have indicated to several British media outlets that two of the arrests involved the lighting of smoke canisters.
Arsenal and Spurs each face a charge of failing to control their players following today’s sideline brawl.