Arsenal fan arrested after Chelsea ace Mykhailo Mudryk targeted with laser pen

An Arsenal fan has been arrested Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk was targeted with a laser during Tuesday's Premier League clash.

Mudryk was targeted by a home supporter on his first appearance at the Emirates since turning down the Gunners in favour of an £88.5million move to Chelsea in January. The Ukrainian midfielder received a chorus of boos after entering the field as a second-half substitute on Tuesday night and was then targeted by a green laser pen.

The laser flashed up on the 22-year-old's face multiple times towards the end of the match, with the culprit receiving condemnation from fans on Twitter. Police have now arrested a man in connection with the incident.

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A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "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."

An Arsenal statement added: "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."

Arsenal won the match at the Emirates 3-1 thanks to a brace from Martin Odegaard and one from Gabriel Jesus. Noni Madueke pulled one back for Chelsea midway through the second half on another difficult night for Frank Lampard's side that could have been a whole lot worse.


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