Gary Cooper, 30, from Surrey, has been charged with common assault and encroaching on to the pitch
Arsenal have been charged by the Football Association after a spectator confronted Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on the pitch during their Premier League clash last Sunday.
Gary Cooper, 30, from Surrey, has been charged with common assault and encroaching on to the pitch.
Chris Smalling was confronted by an Arsenal fan during Sunday’s Premier League clash
He has been bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on March 26 in connection with an incident at the Emirates Stadium.
Announcing the Arsenal charge, an FA spokesperson said: “Arsenal has been charged with breaches of FA Rule E20 (a) and (b).
“It is alleged the club failed to ensure that its spectator(s) conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from encroaching onto the pitch during the Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Sunday, March 10.
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Meanwhile, both Birmingham and Villa were earlier hit with a charge of failing to control their players following a fifth-minute bust-up during a high-octane game.
Tempers flared after Grealish was was caught by a rash challenge from Maikel Kieftenbeld.
An FA spokesperson said the club had “failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the fifth minute of the fixture”.