Video shows Arsenal & Tottenham fans clash before north London derby

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There was plenty to talk about following a dramatic 2-2 draw between Arsenal and Tottenham on Saturday afternoon, but the football match did not appear to be the most important thing on the mind of some fans.

A small minority of fans from both sides clashed prior to kick off outside White Hart Lane and photos emerged of one fan nursing a deep gash in his head. Now, a video of some of the fighting has appeared online with Facebook page 'Casual Ultra' posting it shortly after full time.

With the Arsenal's fans segregated from their Tottenham counterparts, police struggled to maintain order after punches were exchanged.

The barriers quickly became useless as fans reached over to escalate the fight. Police quickly regained control when a group of fans comically fell over one another.

Luckily it appeared to be one of very few incidents prior to kick-off and no arrests have been reported. Then, the footballers made sure the headlines were very much about events on the pitch rather than off of it.

The game

A tremendous goal from Aaron Ramsey in the first half gave the Gunners a fragile lead but Francis Coquelin's sending off gave Tottenham the emphasis.

Goals from Toby Alderwerald and a screamer from Harry Kane could have sent Spurs to the top of the Premier League table before Alexis Sanchez levelled proceedings.

The game was filled with all the drama and passion that a north London derby should have been. Hopefully, fans will go home with fond memories of what they saw.

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Theo Walcott
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Arsene Wenger
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