Arsenal legend Ian Wright slams Tottenham fan who threw banana skin towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Gunners legend branded the fan an ‘idiot’ who was an embarrassment to both his club and the Premier League.

The incident occurred as the Gabonese striker celebrated scoring a penalty in Arsenal’s pulsating 4-2 win over their great rivals at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day 2, Wright fumed: "I've played against Spurs and I've taken a lot of abuse from Spurs but never ever has it been racial.

“Now Spurs have to deal with this because some idiot has done that.”

He continued: "It's not only embarrassed Spurs but it has embarrassed the Premier League because it has gone around the world, and now Spurs have to deal with that and have that tainting all over them. It's really unfortunate to see."

Wright’s sentiments were echoed by former Wimbledon enforcer Vinnie Jones this morning.

The midfielder-turned-actor expressed his disgust at the incident on TalkSPORT, saying: “Are we still in the Stone Age?! Absolutely ridiculous.”

He added: “The guy should be banned from football for life – that’s a no-brainer.  What a moron.  Absolute idiot.”

Tottenham moved quickly to condemn the act, saying in a statement: "Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban."

The Metropolitan Police confirmed on Sunday night that a man had been arrested on suspicion of throwing a missile onto the pitch – and it is believed to be the Spurs fan who threw the fruit peel.

There were, however, six other arrests made for public order offences during the game.

Missiles were allegedly also thrown at Eric Dier as he celebrated Tottenham’s equaliser in front of the Arsenal fans, while two smoke canisters were thrown into the away supporters’ area during the match.

The incidents marred an exciting comeback by Arsenal in which Aubameyang scored twice, with further strikes from Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira, after Spurs had gone 2-1 ahead with goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane.

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