Aaron Ramsdale New footage emerges after Arsenal goalkeeper kicked by fan following 2-0 win at Tottenham in North London derby
New video shows fan in the stands after he kicked Aaron Ramsdale following the North London derby; Incident occurred at the final whistle after Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday; No arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident
New footage has emerged of the aftermath of the incident which saw Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale kicked by a fan at the end of Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday.
In the new pictures, Ramsdale is seen retrieving his water bottle before being kicked in the back. The fan is pushed off the advertising hoarding by a match steward. The individual falls back, then quickly tries to cover his tracks.
He makes his way back up the stand. The camera follows his progress as he runs up a number of steps and then across to a couple of other fans who appear to know him.
He then tries to cover his face again with the scarf before deciding to remove his scarf and coat, before making his exit from the stadium.
The incident took place after Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 in Sunday’s North London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, sending the Gunners eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.
After the game, Ramsdale told Sky Sports: “The Spurs fans were giving me some and I gave them some back. The few people I did do that to was well greeted [by them] and sportsmanship-like and then I’ve had someone jump over and give me a [kick] on the back. It’s a shame as it’s just a game of football.
“Both sets of players had to bring me away. Thankfully, nothing drastic happened, and it’s a sour taste. I’m sure we’ll enjoy it when we go back to the dressing room.”
FA, Spurs, Premier League condemn incident
Tottenham said in a statement: “We are appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s match. Violence in any form has no place in football.
“The club has reviewed its CCTV footage to identify the supporter and will be working with the Met Police, Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”
A Football Association statement read: “We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator that followed today’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
“This is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we will work together with the police, the relevant authorities and the clubs to ensure the appropriate action is taken.”
A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League condemns the behaviour of a fan at the conclusion of the Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC match this evening.
“There is no place in football for acts of violence, and under no circumstance should players be attacked or fear for their safety at games.
“The League will support the clubs and relevant authorities in taking the strongest possible action against the individual responsible.”
Met Police: Enquiries are ongoing
The Met Police said in a statement: “Following the Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal match on Sunday, January 15, police received a report of an assault on an Arsenal player after the end of the match.
“Enquiries are ongoing. There has been no arrest.”