Arsene Wenger condemns Arsenal fans who vandalised White Hart Lane after victory over Tottenham | Football | Sport

Wenger described it as “a little bone bruising on the knee”.

Police have confirmed 10 arrests were made on the night for a variety of offences including criminal damage and both clubs continue to work with them to identify individuals involved using the stadium’s CCTV footage.

“One of the advantages maybe of not speaking much English is that he doesn’t understand that much about what’s going on,” said Wenger.

Arsenal await the outcome of an independent regulatory commission hearing into Gabriel Paulista’s Football Association charge for improper conduct today after his red card in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea was rescinded.

Arsenal fans trash White Hart Lane

Gabriel was initially sent off for clashing with Diego Costa – who escaped with a yellow card on the day but has since been retrospectively banned for three matches pending an appeal – and Wenger admits the Brazilian’s lack of English has insulated him from the ongoing controversy.

“[If he is cleared] he will [be ready to play]. I don’t really know what happened but we are at the disposal of the authorities to help them to sort it out.. You want support but a controlled support. We don’t want any violence. We want commitment but a controlled commitment and discipline as a club.”

The Gunners’ Capital One Cup third round victory over Tottenham was overshadowed by ugly scenes after the final whistle in which away supporters appeared to tear down hoardings emblazoned with pro-Spurs slogans.

Arsene Wenger has condemned the Arsenal supporters accused of vandalising White Hart Lane at Wednesday’s North London derby.

Wenger also revealed Jack Wilshere has successfully undergone an operation on a hairline fracture on his left leg, with the Arsenal manager predicting his return to action in “December, Christmas”.

Francis Coquelin will have a scan today on a knee problem and will miss tomorrow’s encounter at the King Power Stadium but the club insist he has not suffered a serious injury. Mentally, I have looked at him and he was sorry for what happened, and very disappointed but he is a fighter and his attitude in training the whole week was completely focused and motivated.”

And speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Leicester, Wenger told Standard Sport: “We cooperate completely with the authorities to sort that out.

“It’s the same with us on the pitch

Posted October 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

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