An Arsenal fan has been arrested for pointing a laser in the face of Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk during the Gunners’ derby win over the Blues at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
The Ukrainian winger was introduced as a second-half substitute during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Chelsea, as Frank Lampard’s side were beaten for a sixth successive time in all competitions.
During his 19-minute cameo, Mudryk was targetted by Arsenal fans, with Television pictures showing him constantly targeted by a green laser pen while he was on the pitch.
However, after the game, the player took to social media to react to the incident, claiming that he was “okay.”
But, Arsenal have confirmed that the club supporter who was involved in that incident has been arrested. The North London club labelled the incident as “dangerous and unacceptable”.
“An arrest has been made following the use of a laser during last night’s match,” the statement from Arsenal read via GOAL.
“This behaviour is dangerous and totally unacceptable. We will fully support the police with their enquiries and take action as appropriate.”
The Background of the Arsenal Fan Incident
Perhaps the real reason the supporter targeted Mudryk was due to his recent association with the club.
The Ukrainian had looked set to join Arsenal during the January transfer window and had talked up Mikel Arteta and how good a coach he was.
However, he eventually signed for Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea after the West London club outbid the Gunners at the end of the window.
Mudryk was booed every time he touched the ball after coming off the bench on Tuesday night.