Napoli fans have been blamed for attacking a restaurant near the Emirates Stadium before the clash of both the teams in Champions League.
The London Metropolitan Police have issued a statement that has revealed that one man began the attack and smashed the windows of Piebury Corner restaurant, which was a consequence of a verbal argument between 30 Napoli fans and some Arsenal fans.
However, the manager of the restaurant insists that Arsenal fans did not provoke the brawl.
The police statement added: “The Napoli fans then turned violent, smashing a window and throwing a number of chairs before moving on.”
Arsenal fans had to seek refuge, and a 48-year-old man was taken to the hospital due to a head injury, as the Italian fans threw tables and chairs.
“I’ve looked back at the (CCTV) footage and it is very clear – it was a completely unprovoked attack,” said Campbell, the manager.
“I was at the restaurant last (Tuesday) night and saw it happen, and I was shocked by it. But, having looked back at the footage, it looks even worse.
“The Arsenal fans were backing away from the trouble, they were trying to get out of the way.”
“They (Arsenal supporters) did not retaliate at all. There was no verbal exchange — they were just attacked.”
The police have not made any arrests.
Written by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)