Arsenal have been charged by the Football Association (FA) over the pitch invasion that occurred during Sunday’s Premier League game against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
The incident occurred in the 69th minute of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory, when a supporter ran on to the field to celebrate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal and shoved United defender Chris Smalling. He then approached Arsenal’s players with his arms aloft before stewards escorted him off the pitch. The man was later arrested.
The thirty-year-old has been charged with common assault and encroaching on to the pitch. He was bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on March 26.
Arsenal was charged for failing to ensure that their spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. Arsenal have until March 22 to respond to the charge.