Drug possession, racism and fighting among the arrests at Arsenal Vs Tottenham North London derby

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium - Credit: Archant

A total of 12 fans were arrested for a range of offences including cocaine possession, fighting and racial abuse at the North London derby.

Despite the arrests police praised fans attending the Arsenal Vs Tottenham match - which the Gunners won 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Superintendent Steve Deehan, Islington Police, said: “There was no disorder or crowd issues. Everything we saw that day we would expect from any busy match.

“For a derby match the overall behaviour of both sets of fans was good.”


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