Saturday, Arsenal supporters at the MetLife Stadium fought during the friendly match between arsenal vs man united.
A huge number of Gunners fans started fighting before two went down the terraces. Fresh film reveals minimal event workers or security trying to break it up in its first exchanges, although one stadium staff member appears as things settle off.
Security Breach – Fan Enters Dressing Room
Two supporters were particularly assaulted and damaged, with one having been struck by another on the steps. A good number of the supporters involved in the exchange had left by the time security arrived.
A supporter enters the dressing room during arsenal vs man united.
Before Man Utd match, Mikel Arteta discusses Mason Mount’s Arsenal transfer rebuff.
However, those who continued fighting were quickly removed from their seats and perhaps out of the stadium. Live footage of the game can be seen behind the fighting in the new film.
United’s new captain Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho scored to beat the Gunners 2-0.
As on the sidelines, the match was combative. After Lisandro Martinez collided with Arsenal star Bukayo Saka early on, tempers threatened to erupt.
Arteta Expresses Displeasure with Loss in Intense Pre-Season Friendly
A pre-season friendly this was not. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he ‘hates to lose’ after the game, regardless of the stakes.
Arteta said, “That I hate to lose and we all hate to lose.” I don’t like losing or feeling this way.
“So the boys have to train right now, thinking how we can win the next match.”
After being asked if Arsenal’s loss to United was a good lesson for his youthful Gunners, he gave his thoughts on the season ahead.
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“Yes, you asked me yesterday about my predictions for the season’s difficulty,” Arteta confirmed.
“The level and preparation of the team is excellent, and we knew today, when they had already played two games prior to this one, that the test would be extremely demanding, just as it will be on Wednesday against one of the world’s best teams.”
Ten Hag Emphasizes Seriousness in Pre-Season Victory
Additionally Man United Head Coach Ten Hag told reporters:
“We don’t play friendly games.” It was a message both opponents Arsenal and his own players, who delivered with a comfortable 2-0 win.