Footage showing Arsenal fans fighting during their pre-season friendly against Manchester United has surfaced online, Newspremises reports.
On Saturday, July 22nd, the Gunners engaged in a thrilling friendly match against one of their Premier League rivals at the MetLife Stadium.
As reported by The Mirror, Manchester United secured victory in the match, successfully defeating Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side with two first-half goals that left the Gunners silenced.
The Red Devils took the lead thanks to a remarkable volley by Bruno Fernandes, which was the result of a goalkeeping mistake by Aaron Ramsdale.
Shortly after, Jadon Sancho extended Manchester United’s lead, and despite Arsenal’s attempts to mount a comeback, their efforts were in vain. The match ended in favour of Manchester United.
Arsenal fans fight inside the stadium
In addition to the disappointing match result, Arsenal fans faced an unfortunate off-pitch incident as a group of supporters got involved in a physical altercation in the stands.
According to a report from Sportbible, a distressing scene unfolded as two fans were captured on video throwing punches at each other during the game.
The confrontation turned ugly, leading to one of the fans suffering serious injuries and seen bleeding due to the violent encounter.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, stadium security responded only after the fighting had already subsided, raising concerns about the handling of such incidents.
The exact cause or trigger of the confrontation remains unclear at this time.
Moving forward, Arsenal will be redirecting their focus to their upcoming friendly match against Barcelona on Thursday, July 27, hoping to leave this regrettable incident behind.