The Metropolitan Police (MET) has released a statement confirming that a 42-year-old man was arrested for an incident with Roy Keane during Arsenal’s win against Manchester United.

Arsenal’s new club-record signing, Declan Rice, sent Emirates Stadium into a late phrenzy on Sunday before Gabriel Jesus’ goal. The Gunners came back from a goal behind to beat their rivals 3-1 in north London. Martin Odegaard swiftly equalised after Marcus Rashford scored.

Manchester United took the lead against the run of play with their first shot of the game on 27 minutes. Yet Arsenal captained Odegaard only needed 35 seconds to find Andre Onana’s net. Rice would put Arsenal in front in the 96th minute before Jesus settled the win on 101.

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The fixture had already created a few high-tension incidents before Rice scored his first goal for Arsenal. VAR Jarred Gillett suggested referee Anthony Taylor should overturn his decision to award Kai Havertz a penalty when challenged by Aaron Wan-Bissaka inside Onana’s area.

Gillett also ruled out Alejandro Garnacho’s goal that put Manchester United 2-1 in front in the late stages at Arsenal. Gabriel Magalhaes caught the 19-year-old offside as he ran clear on Aaron Ramsdale’s box. Gillett drew the lines which showed a marginal gap between the pair.

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MET Police release a statement following an incident after Arsenal vs Manchester United

The MET has now released a statement confirming that an investigation is now underway to assess an incident during Arsenal’s win over Manchester United involving Keane and one fan at Emirates Stadium, however. It has also now arrested a man in contention to the incident.

“Police are investigating an incident at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 3 September, during which a man was assaulted,” the MET Police’s statement read.

“On Monday, 4 September, a 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault (ABH). The man has been taken into police custody. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Arsenal fan who assaulted Keane named

Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane amid MET police statement on assault at Arsenal vs Manchester United
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The fan who assaulted Keane during Arsenal’s win over Manchester United has been named by national media. He was seen in footage shared on social media engaged in an altercation with Keane during the fixture. Micah Richards was also involved in the incident last Sunday.

Richards appeared to be diffusing the situation when Keane became involved in an incident as the Sky Sports pundits moved through Emirates Stadium before the final whistle to take up a pitchside position. The Mirror reports that it likely occurred following Garnacho’s goal.

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