Arsenal fan arrested on Wednesday for shining a laser into the face of Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk during a Premier League match against Arsenal.
The incident took place after a laser pointed in the face of Mykhaylo Mudryk during Tuesday’s Premier League match.
The Gunners returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over their London rivals. Martin Odegaard scoring twice and Gabriel Jesus also scoring in the first half.
The Arsenal fans gave Mudryk a cold reception when he entered the ground. In the second half, Noni Madueke scored a consolation goal for Frank Lampard’s team.
The Ukrainian attacker appeared to be on his way to Arsenal in the January transfer window, making no secret of his admiration for the club and Mikel Arteta on social media.
While the Gunners signed Leandro Trossard from Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea agreed to a £61.8 million (with a potential increase to £88.5 million) deal with Shakhtar Donetsk.
In the final 19 minutes of Tuesday’s Emirates derby, Mudryk came off the bench. Green laser from a supporter in the stands unjustly hit him.
Arsenal fan gets under custody for shining a laser at Mudryk’s face
The 22-year-old spoke to the incident on social media with a face-palming emoji. A fan is in custody following the “dangerous and totally unacceptable” offense, according to Arsenal.
An arrest was made after the last night match that uses laser technology.
We will fully support the police in their investigation because this is risky and utterly unacceptable behavior. “Of course, we will take the most severe action possible,” a statement said.
The FA has also started an investigation into the incident involving Mudryk, who has had a challenging time adjusting to life in West London since leaving his home country four months ago.
Mudryk has only two assists in 14 appearances for Chelsea, making five Premier League starts and only playing the full 90 minutes in last month’s 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Trossard, on the other hand, made an immediate impact at Arsenal, scoring once and assisting eight times in 18 games. That includes a record-breaking three goals in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-0 away win at Fulham in March.
Arsenal’s win on Tuesday restored Arteta’s side’s lead over Manchester City to 78 points. It is double the tally of 12th-placed Chelsea, who have lost six consecutive games since Lampard’s return.