‘It’s a shame’ – Aaron Ramsdale speaks out after being kicked by Tottenham fan following Arsenal’s derby victory
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 16
Ramsdale was targeted after the final whistle (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal goalkeeper has confirmed a Tottenham fan attempted to hit him in a wild confrontation following Arsenal’s north derby win.

The Gunners extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points with a dominant 2-0 win over ’s side on Sunday.

After the final whistle and his man of the match display, Ramsdale turned to the home fans and kissed the Arsenal badge with Spurs forward Richarlison confronting the goalkeeper.

As Ramsdale approached the advertising boards to collect his water battle, a Tottenham fan made his way down and kicked out at the Arsenal goalkeeper.

It sparked a melee involving players and staff from both sides along with security, with Ramsdale eventually dragged away by his manager Mikel Arteta to celebrate with the travelling fans at the other end of the pitch.

In his post-match interview with Sky Sports, Ramsdale explained he had been involved with some friendly banter with Tottenham fans throughout the contest before things turned sour.

‘The Spurs fans were giving me some stick in the second half so I was giving them some back,’ Ramsdale said.

Ramsdale was dragged away by teammates and his manager (Picture: Getty)

‘The few people that I did do it to, it was probably well greeted, sportsmanship-like. 

‘Then a fan tried to jump over and give me a little punch in the back. That’s what happened and it’s a shame because it is just a game of football at the end of the day.

He continued: ‘I think both sets of players tried to bring me away.

‘Thankfully nothing happened too drastically but it is a sour taste but I am sure we will enjoy it when we go back in the dressing room.’

Arsenal dominated from the opening whistle in the derby, taking the lead through a Hugo Lloris own goal after 14 minutes.

Thomas Partey rattled the cross bar with a stunning volley before Martin Odegaard doubled the lead with a fine effort from range.

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