Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Arsenal fans were recorded on camera, fighting each other in the grandstand, leaving two bloodied, during their pre-season friendly against Manchester United at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on July 22, Saturday. There wasn’t too much for the Gunners fans to cheer on the football pitch either, with the North London team succumbing to a 2-0 defeat against the Red Devils.

The newly appointed captain of Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal of the night in the 30th minute, while his midfield teammate Jadon Sancho put the side into a two-goal lead in the 37th minute. Both teams also played a penalty shootout against each other, where the Red Devils were victorious with a 5-3 margin over Arsenal.

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It is unclear as to what was the reason behind the incident, but looking at the video footage, one can clearly see a large group of Gunners fans trading blows as both Manchester United and Arsenal players compete on the football pitch. Shortly afterward, two fans fell onto the steps of the terraces while grappling with each other at the MetLife Stadium, who were severely bruised.

Furthermore, it was clear that there were minimal security staff on hand in the grandstand, who were doing little to nothing as far as intervening, but when the tensions started to wear off among the fans, a few of the security staff did take stock of the situation. At the very end, they escorted many of the Arsenal fans from the seats, and presumably, out of the stadium for further proceedings.

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Mikel Arteta says he and the Arsenal team hate to lose after suffering a tough defeat against Manchester United

After the pre-season friendly was over, the Arsenal manager gave his views about losing to Manchester United in New Jersey. He was quoted as saying, “That I hate to lose and we all hate to lose. That is the biggest lesson, that I don’t like losing and I don’t like the feeling that I have right now. So the boys have to train right now, in that space thinking how we are going to be better to win the next match.”