A fan has been arrested after shining a laser at Mykhaylo Mudryk during Arsenal Vs Chelsea clash at the Emirates Stadium which ended 3-1 in favour of the hosts.
The Gunners have condemned the act, saying that they are not in support of the behavior of the fan who is identified as a 21-year-old Arsenal supporter.
The supporter shined a laser into the eyes of Chelsea winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in the 71st minute of the home side’s 3-1 win.
Mudryk was also booed by the home fans during the match before a green laser was visible on his face in the second half of the match.
The Gunners released a statement saying: “An arrest has been made following the use of a laser during last night’s match. This behaviour is dangerous and totally unacceptable, and we will fully support the police with their enquiries. We will obviously take the strongest possible action.”
The Metropolitan Police statement confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. The statement read: “A 21-year-old man was arrested at the Emirates Stadium during the Arsenal v Chelsea match on 2 May on suspicion of a public order offence. He has been taken into custody.”
“As the result of an anti-ticket touting operation before the Arsenal v Chelsea match, three men were arrested on suspicion of ticket touting and one man arrested on suspicion of breaching his football banning order. They were taken into custody.”
Mudryk posted a picture of the incident on his Instagram account after the match with the caption “it’s ok”.
Tuesday night was his first time of playing in the Emirates Stadium after Chelsea signed him for £88.5million from Shakhtar Donetsk in January.
Arsenal wanted to bring the Ukraine international in January after makign him their number one target but he later moved to Chelsea.
He had an awesome time as he replaced Enzo Fernandez in the second half even though Chelsea lost to their London Rivals.
Frank Lampard has managed 6 loses since he became the caretake manager at Chelsea, with Arsenal adding to their woes.
The Gunners blew the Blues away inside the first opening 34 minutes. Martin Odegaard scored the opening two goals before Gabriel Jesus made the game safe.
Noni Madueke did pull one back for the visitors in the second half but the score could have been worse had it not been for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The win saw Arsenal move back to the top of the Premier League as they ended a run of four games without a win, while Chelsea continue to suffer in 12th position.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka said after the match; “As a team, we put in a good effort today after the four games we didn’t win, and I think we needed the three points. It was very important.”
“We needed a reaction for the fans, for ourselves as well to come back with confidence and hopefully we can continue like this for the next four games.”
Before the Chelsea match, Arsenal had drawn against Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton before Manchester City thrashed them 4-1.
Arsenal are now two points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side though the Citizens have two games in hand and remain heavy favorites for the title.
Xhaka went on to say; “We have to do our job to take as many points as possible, after that, we have to hope a little bit because we don’t have everything in our hands.”
“In the Premier League everything is possible. People are speaking about us in a good and bad way, but this is part of our job. We have to focus on ourselves, do our job and let’s see after”.