Arsenal fans fight each other in new footage of supporters brawling during their pre-season friendly with Manchester United at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
New footage shows Arsenal fans on the steps of the stadium during a pre-season clash with Man Utd’s two Gunners supporters in a game that was far from friendly in Manchester United’s 2-0 win.
A new video shows how tempers flared among Arsenal fans during the team’s pre-season clash with Manchester United in the US.
Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho led the Gunners to a 2-0 defeat by Manchester United at the MetLife Stadium.
However, the meeting between the two old enemies was friendly in name only, the game had a much more competitive edge.
That edge appeared to spill over into the stands, where a fight broke out between Arsenal fans in New Jersey.
In a new video from a fan who appeared in the same section as the brawl, it shows several scuffles in the stands, but one particular scrap of stairs rises above anything else.
Several fights broke out between Arsenal fans at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The two fans got into the most intense brawl as punches were thrown down the stairs
The two fans eventually fell to the ground as fellow fans tried to separate the two
The new footage shows two fans, one wearing a blue Arsenal away kit, having a heated altercation on the stairs, which ended with one fan bleeding from the face.
It’s not clear what sparked the fight, but they were eventually separated after the pair fell to the ground and the brawl ended.
The excitement on the field was just as high. A late challenge from Lisandro Martinez at Bucayo Saka sparked tempers in the state, leading to a small brawl until the Argentina star was separated from Gunners captain Martin Odegaard.
United were already 2-0 up but the centre-back was taking no prisoners and towered over the England forward.
When he also almost took out teammate Kobi Mainu, the referee blew for a free-kick, booking Martinez for the challenge, although the 25-year-old was unfazed.
Defender Bukayo lunged at Saka, causing the other players to clash
Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in their pre-season friendly.
Odegaard was on the spot to tackle his opponent, before several other players rushed to get involved.
The likes of Mason Mount, William Saliba and Luke Shaw all came to the scene, but things eventually went quiet.
The game saw three yellow cards overall, Harry Maguire was booked for Manchester United and Gabriel Jesus also picked up a yellow in the game.
United will also play Wrexham, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund while in the US, with the Gunners facing Barcelona on Thursday morning after already beating an MLS All-Star team.
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