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Arsenal's win at Burnley marred by ugly scenes as fans clash – leaving stewards cowering for safety

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Arsenal’s narrow win at Burnley is marred by ugly scenes at full-time as away fans clash with sections of the home crowd – leaving stewards cowering for safety between them

  • Rival fans clashed in ugly scenes after Saturday’s encounter at Turf Moor
  • Supporters hurled sections of the wooden seats and plastic and glass bottles
  • Stewards were caught in the middle of the melee after the final whistle


Arsenal and Burnley supporters clashed in ugly scenes after their Premier League encounter at Turf Moor.

Rival fans clashed as they headed for an exit in the centre of the Ladbrokes Stand, which accommodates both home and visiting supporters.

Stewards cowered for safety as fans hurled sections of the wooden seats and bottles behind one of the goals after the final whistle on Saturday

Arsenal and Burnley supporters clashed in ugly scenes after their Premier League encounter

Arsenal and Burnley supporters clashed in ugly scenes after their Premier League encounter

Burnley fans broke off parts of the wooden seats and hurled them towards the Arsenal fans

Burnley fans broke off parts of the wooden seats and hurled them towards the Arsenal fans

Arsena had won the game 1-0 to lift the pressure on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. 

Martin Odegaard scored the only goal of the game with a superb free kick.

It was his first goal since joining the Gunners on a permanent basis from Real Madrid in a £30m deal last month.

Burnley were denied a chance to equalise from the penalty spot when referee Anthony Taylor overturned his initial decision after reviewing Aaron Ramsdale’s challenge on substitute Matej Vydra on the pitchside screen.

Stewards were caught in the middle of the melee after the final whistle on Saturday

Stewards were caught in the middle of the melee after the final whistle on Saturday

Stewards struggled to keep the rival supporters apart as tensions boiled over

Stewards struggled to keep the rival supporters apart as tensions boiled over

Rival fans clashed as they headed for an exit in the centre of the Ladbrokes Stand

 Rival fans clashed as they headed for an exit in the centre of the Ladbrokes Stand

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