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Police in riot gear clash with fans outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during Arsenal’s 3-2 win over arch-rivals Spurs… as yobs confront officers during ugly scenes in north London

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  • Police were seen clashing with football fans at Sunday’s the north London Derby 
  • Arsenal won the game 3-2 despite a strong second half fight back from Spurs 
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Footage has emerged from the north London Derby showing police officers clashing with fans outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Arsenal came away from the clash against their bitter rivals with all three points after surviving an impressive second half comeback from the hosts, the Gunners eventually winning 3-2.

Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz struck for the visitors after a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg own goal, and although Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min netted in a frantic second half, Mikel Arteta‘s side held firm. 

The Gunners end the weekend top of the Premier League as a result, while they also secured back-to-back wins at Tottenham in the league for the first time in 36 years. 

However, ugly scenes have since emerged from the match with cameras catching the moment fans appeared to clash with police outside the ground. 

Arsenal won the game 3-2 after holding off a Tottenham fight back in the second half to take all three points back across the Seven Sisters Road

Footage shows a large group of police officers outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Police were seen clashing with football fans at the North London Derby on Sunday evening

Police were seen clashing with football fans at the North London Derby on Sunday evening

An Arsenal fan was able to gain access to the home end with one supporter revealing his Gunners shirt after the final whistle to celebrate the victory

An Arsenal fan was able to gain access to the home end with one supporter revealing his Gunners shirt after the final whistle to celebrate the victory

Video shows a large group of police officers fighting with fans, with some supporters visibly being dragged along the ground by several bodies. 

Another appears to be shoved to the ground before being struck repeatedly by officers, who were wearing riot helmets and high-vis jackets. 

When another intervenes, seemingly with the intention of aiding the other supporter, they look to be dragged away.

Throughout the conflict outside the ground, projectiles and drinks can be seen thrown at the police officers by onlookers.

Another clip was posted on TikTok that showed a number of home supporters inside the ground looking out onto a conflict between police officers and a large group of fans. 

It is unclear whether the two clips are of the same incident at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

There had been reports of away supporters finding a way into the home end for the clash between the bitter local rivals. 

One Arsenal supporter was seen at full-time in the home area revealing their Arsenal shirt as the players came over to celebrate their huge victory.  

A second clip shows fans inside the stadium watching a group of police come together with a number of supporters

Home fans were held back by stewards

A second clip shows fans inside the stadium watching a group of police come together with a number of supporters

Tottenham fan Joseph Watts, 35, hides his face as he leaves Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in west London after pleading guilty to assaulting Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The incident saw Watts jump from the stands onto an advertising hoarding and kick Ramsdale

Tottenham fan Joseph Watts, 35, leaves Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in west London after pleading guilty to assaulting Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Ramsdale was kicked by Watts following Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham on January 15

Ramsdale was kicked by Watts following Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham on January 15 

In an interview after the game he explained he’d not realised he had bought a ticket for the wrong part of the stadium, having jetted all the way from Australia to watch his beloved side play.  

There is plenty of tension between the two local rivalries, who have long been historic foes, with abuse regularly hurled at players on the pitch from both parties. 

Last season’s clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium saw a fan kick Aaron Ramsdale in the back before beating a hasty retreat. 

At full-time in the 2-0 win, Ramsdale made his way back towards Spurs fans to collect his water bottle before a fan clambered down from the stands and appeared to kick the goalkeeper. 

The fan, later identified as Joseph Watts of Hackney, was charged by police and pleaded guilty to assaulting the Arsenal goalkeeper. 



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