Arsenal defeated Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday. Martin Odegaard's free-kick in the 30th minute of the game ensured the Gunners three points for the first time in an away match of the ongoing Premier League season. Where on one hand, Arsenal enjoyed the result of the closely-fought game, Burnley, on the other, extended their winless streak to five games in the season. However, what marred the overall fun of football was a clash between the fans of the two sides.
It all started when Arsenal, after the full-time whistle, thanked their fans who travelled to Burnley to support the Gunners. The players not only saluted the fans but some went on to give away their t-shirts. The guest fans, who were in full voice post the victory, were reportedly subjected to attack from the Clarets fans, which eventually ignited a scuffle between them, leading to the stewards invading into the scene to calm things.
The fans of the two sides threw plastic bottles and other stuff at each other with some also damaging the seating in the process. However, normalcy was restored a few minutes later.
Here is the video of the incident:
As per the latest reports, the Football Association is set to investigate the issue.
A really hard-fought victory: Mikel Arteta
Impressed with his men’s first away win of the season, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta lauded the game of the Gunners. “A really hard-fought victory in a place that it is tough to come to and win. They do really well with what they do. They put you under a lot of pressure but I think we started the game really well, controlling and dominating the game,” said the manager.
“I thought that we did that really, really well. We have players that are not in the best quality to play that game but I think that they did terrifically well and the commitment and the attitude that they showed throughout the game to find a way to win was the most pleasing thing for me, after the game,” he added.
Notably, this was Arsenal's second consecutive win as they went to Burnley after a 1-0 win over Norwich City at Emirates Stadium.