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Arsenal issued a statement on Wednesday saying they were investigating “two disturbing incidents involving anti-Semitism over the weekend” following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
“Arsenal must provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone and we want to make it clear that any form of discriminatory abuse,” the statement said. “We will not tolerate this behavior and will take strong action against any supporters we believe to be responsible for such behavior.”
This strong action will include a “long-term club ban”. Another Arsenal fan has made a disgusting anti-Semitic comment. Another involved anti-Semitic chants in a pub in Islington. Fans kicked Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Amitai Winehouse of The Athletic said the man had been charged with assault and will appear in court on February 17. The club said in a statement it would cooperate with police, Arsenal and Ramsdale and ban the man Man enters Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Match-wise, Arsenal’s two goals in the first half were Hugo Lloris’ own goal and Martin Odegaard’s insurance score. Club tops with 47 points from 18 games Top of the Premier League, face Manchester United on Sunday.