Arsenal fan appears to bite steward during heated argument

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It’s not just on the pitch that Arsenal are having problems.

The Gunners have won just six times in their previous 19 matches - a run which has seen them crash out of the FA Cup and Champions League while their title hopes are in tatters.

Instead of looking above them in an attempt to chase league leaders Leicester, they are now desperately trying to keep hold of the fourth Champions League spot as they are just four points ahead of Manchester United.


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While the north London club were stuttering to a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace, some of their fans were clashing with stewards, with one supporter being accused of biting.

Twitter user @ClockEndToStand uploaded a video with the caption: “None of our Arsenal stewards deserve to have heads bitten… Filth in the north bank earlier at 1-0 up…”

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The Evening Standard are reporting that three Arsenal fans have been arrested on suspicion of common assault.

The report also states that one of the fans had been shouting racial abuse during the game and was warned by stewards before being asked to leave.

Despite the accusation of biting, no-one was seriously injured - although one of the stewards required medical attention.

Metropolitan Police comments

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Three people were arrested yesterday, Sunday, 17 April, at the Emirates Stadium following an incident where a steward was assaulted.

[A] A 50-year-old was arrested on suspicion of common assault and section 4 of the Public Order Act after stewards attempted to remove him from the stadium for racial abuse. [B] a 26-year-old man and [C] a 23-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of the same offences after an altercation took place during the attempt to remove the man [A] from the stadium.

"All three remain in custody at a north London police station."

Arsenal comments

Meanwhile, an Arsenal spokesman said: "We are working with the Police regarding this incident. The stewards received medical attention after the incident and thankfully were not seriously injured."

Alexis Sanchez had previously given Arsene Wenger’s side a first-half lead before Yannick Bolasie equalised with nine minutes remaining.

The result keeps Arsenal 13 points behind Leicester with them having just five matches left to play. It means they will have to win all of their remaining matches and hope the Foxes don’t win again to stand any chance of winning their first title since 2004.

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