Arsenal says fan arrested for shining laser in Chelsea game

AP , Wednesday 3 May 2023

Arsenal says a soccer fan has been arrested for shining a laser into the face of Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk during the Premier League game between the teams

Chelsea s Ukrainian midfielder Mykhailo Mudryk. AFP
Chelsea s Ukrainian midfielder Mykhailo Mudryk. AFP

 

A soccer fan has been arrested for shining a laser into the face of Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk during a game against Arsenal in the Premier League, Arsenal said Wednesday.

The incident appeared to happen when Mudryk was taking a free kick after coming on as a second-half substitute in Chelsea's 3-1 loss at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

“This behavior is dangerous and totally unacceptable," Arsenal said in a statement, "and we will fully support the police with their enquiries. We will obviously take the strongest possible action.”

The Football Association is set to look into the matter.

Mudryk was jeered by Arsenal fans after coming on, having been close to joining the club in January before signing for Chelsea instead.

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