Tottenham fan arrested over banana skin thrown at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal defeat

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The banana skin was launched after the Gabon international opened the scoring from the spot in the 4-2 triumph

A Tottenham fan was arrested after throwing a banana skin at Arsenal goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the north London derby.

The Gunners striker netted twice as Unai Emery’s men came from behind to win 4-2 in a fiery encounter against their bitter rivals.

The banana skin was launched from the Spurs section

The banana skin was launched from the Spurs section

The object was thrown at the Gabon international after he celebrated opening the scoring from the penalty spot in front of the Spurs fans.

Television cameras captured the incident and stewards at the ground immediately identified the culprit.

Aubameyang was celebrating in front of the Spurs fans

Aubameyang was celebrating in front of the Spurs fans

Police went into the visiting fans and arrested the Spurs supporter for throwing an object onto the pitch.

It is not known if this incident is connected to racism.

A Spurs spokesman said: “Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban.”

Two Arsenal fans were also arrested as smoke canisters were let off in the stands.

Lucas Torreira rounded off a stunning victory

Lucas Torreira rounded off a stunning victory

And there could be an FA probe after a mass brawl between both teams following Eric Dier’s first-half equaliser.

The thrilling clash was decided by second-half goals from Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira after Harry Kane’s penalty had put Tottenham in front.

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