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
- The Gunners took all three points from Lancashire with a resilient 1-0 victory
Arsenal and Burnley supporters clashed in ugly scenes after their Premier League encounter at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners made it back-to-back wins in Lancashire as a stunning free kick from Martin Odegaard moved the under-fire North Londoners up to 12th after five league games.
But tensions spilled over in he stands after the final whistle as rival fans were seen clashing as they headed for an exit in the centre of the Ladbrokes Stand, which accommodates both home and visiting supporters.
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
Wooden seats were seen hurled in opposing directions and stewards struggled to contain both sets of supporters, with some seen cowering during the chaos in Lancashire.
It is not yet known whether anybody has been injured or any arrests have been made following the violent clashes. Sportsmail has contacted Lancashire Police for comment.
Mikel Arteta called for his Arsenal team to ‘change the narrative’ and prove they are not a soft touch, having previously wilted in games against Burnley.
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 in Lancashire
Rival fans clashed as they headed for an exit in the centre of the Ladbrokes Stand
And the Gunners put in a resilient display to keep a second clean shit on the spin, although Burnley were denied a chance to equalise from the penalty spot.
Referee Anthony Taylor overturned his initial decision to award the hosts a spot kick after reviewing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale’s challenge on substitute Matej Vydra on the pitchside monitor.
The result has consigned Burnley to five games without a win, with Sean Dyche hoping to steer his side clear of relegation against the odds once again.