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Spurs fan is banned after throwing banana skin at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

PUBLISHED: 13:12 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 03 December 2018

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (obscured) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot with team-mates, as a banana skin is thrown onto the pitch by a fan, during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London.PA

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (obscured) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot with team-mates, as a banana skin is thrown onto the pitch by a fan, during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London.PA

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The Tottenham supporter who threw a banana skin at Arsenal’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been banned ‘indefinitely’.

Spurs banned the fan from attending games until further notice, with immediate effect, after a banana skin was thrown onto the Emirates pitch during their 4-2 defeat against their bitter rivals on Sunday.

The racist incident occurred after 10 minutes when Gunners players celebrated Aubameyang’s penalty, which put Unai Emery’s side 1-0 up after referee Mike Dean awarded a spot-kick after Jan Vertonghen’s handball.

The Metropolitan Police made seven arrests at Arsenal vs Tottenham for various public order offences, including one for an object thrown onto the field of play.

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

A brace from Aubemeyang supplemented by goals from Alexander Lacazette and Torreira clinched the victory for the Gunners after Spurs went into the break 2-1 up after Eric Dier and a Harry Kane penalty put the Lillywhites in command.

The impressive result saw Arsenal leapfrog over their rivals Spurs into fourth place in the Premier League, only eight points off leaders Manchester City.

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