Police making enquiries into alleged assault on Aaron Ramsdale after fan kick

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    The Metropolitan Police are reportedly conducting enquires into the alleged assault by a Tottenham fan on Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

    Following a 2-0 away win for the Gunners on Sunday (January 15), Ramsdale was approached by a supporter who appeared to aim a kick at him. The individual then darted back into the stands as security stepped in.

    The Met Police confirmed to The Athletic: “Police received a report of an assault on an Arsenal player after the end of the match. Enquiries are ongoing. There has been no arrest.”

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    Ramsdale, who had his back turned at the time, described the blow as a "little punch". Speaking post-match to Sky Sports, he said: “The Spurs fans gave me some throughout the game. I was giving some back.

    "The people I did give it to greeted it as sportsmanlike but one fan tried to give me a little punch on the back. It is a shame as it is just a game of football at the end of the day.

    “Both sets of players tried to bring me away but thankfully nothing too drastic happened. It is a sour taste but I’m sure we will enjoy it when we go back into the dressing room.”

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could be seen dragging Ramsdale away from the incident while his incensed team-mate Granit Xhaka had to be held back.

    Tottenham were quick to condemn the ugly scenes, issuing a statement which read: "We are appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s match. Violence in any form has no place in football.

    "The club has reviewed its CCTV footage to identify the supporter and will be working with the Met Police, Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium."

    There was also a statement made by the Premier League. They said: "The Premier League condemns the behaviour of a fan at the conclusion of the Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC match this evening.

    "There is no place in football for acts of violence, and under no circumstance should players be attacked or fear for their safety at games. The League will support the clubs and relevant authorities in taking the strongest possible action against the individual responsible."

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