Arsenal and Tottenham charged over player conduct in north London derby

Arsenal and Tottenham charged over player conduct in north London derby

Arsenal and Tottenham charged over player conduct in north London derby

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has explained his reasoning behind leaving out Toby Alderweireld for Sunday's North London derby against Arsenal.

In a topsy-turvy battle at Emirates Stadium, the score changed a number of times, but the Premier League points went to Unai Emery's team after they scored three goals in the second half. All four have been bailed to appear in court later this month.

The Football Association has sanctioned them for a mass brawl that followed Eric Dier's goal in a feisty Premier League game at Emirates Stadium, which Arsenal won 4-2.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour on Monday lauded the incredible quality and commitment Aaron Ramsey brings to the table while he downplayed Mesut Ozil's influence on the team saying he would pick the Welshman over the World Cup victor any day.

"First observation is that it definitely looks that way". "In a hard moment in the first half, we kept calm".

UEFA president Ceferin has made it clear how serious he considers the incident to have been for football. "If we are stronger now we need to [show that] on Wednesday".

"But when you see an event like that, it's a disaster, if you ask me". Tottenham confirmed the fan will face a ban.

"Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban", said a Spurs spokesman, quoted by BBC Sport.

Arsenal could also be without Ozil against United on Wednesday night after the German worldwide missed the win over Tottenham with an apparent back problem.

"I don't think it's felt like that for a few years".

"The whole body language of the club has changed today [Sunday]".

And although they fought back through Dier - whose shushing celebration to home fans drew an angry response from Arsenal substitutes and led to a touchline scuffle - and Kane, fatigue duly set in.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright was quick to condemn the incident while analysing the game on Match of the Day 2.

The clubs have until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond.

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