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Napoli fans trash Arsenal restaurant

Mesut Ozil opened the scoring against Napoli (©GettyImages)
Mesut Ozil opened the scoring against Napoli (©GettyImages).

Arsenal fans were celebrating two fantastic goals from Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud that saw the Gunners take a 2-0 victory against Italian side Napoli at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Arsenal's popular restaurant, Piebury Corner, had a slightly different attitude to the big match.

Italian football fans attacked the north London hotspot prior to last night's Champions League clash.

Witnesses claimed there were 30 Napoli fans involved, and one man was taken to Whittington Hospital with cuts to his head after being hit by a belt.

Paul Campbell, owner of Piebury Corner, said the attack was completely unprovoked, and restaurant worker Emily Gould said there was a lot of damage to the shop.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Campbell said: "We have had Napoli fans inside all day today, they have been having a good time and not bothering anybody at all.

"They have been no problem.

"Then we had a minority of them come in, being violent, picking up chairs and tables.

"It was completely unprovoked, I think they just picked us at random because they saw a busy restaurant and they wanted to fight someone - anyone."

Ms Gould added that there had been around 50 customers in the restaurant at the time of the attack.

Arsenal's next fixture is against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday at The Hawthorns.


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