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Arsenal fan charged over Roy Keane headbutt allegations

Back in September of last year, Man United visited the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal, and Roy Keane was in attendance alongside Micah Richards as part of the Sky Sports punditry team.

The match was won 3-1 in the end by the Gunners though it wasn’t without it’s fair share of controversy.

Kai Havertz was denied what appeared to be a perfectly legitimate penalty by VAR, and just when Alejandro Garnacho thought he’d won the game for the Red Devils in the last minute, VAR would also cut his and United’s celebrations short.

Before the goal had been overturned, in the bowels of the Emirates Stadium Keane had apparently celebrated, and this in turn led to an alleged headbutt and altercation with an Arsenal fan.

Social media pictures at the time appeared to show Richards acting as peace maker, though it was clear just how angry the situation had become.

Arsenal fan to appear in court
Wednesday saw the news, advanced by the Daily Mail and other outlets, that the aggressor, Arsenal fan, 43-year-old Scott Law, has been charged with assault relating to the incident.

As a result, he will have to appear at Highbury Magistrates Court on March 14 to answer the charge.

Exclusive: Arsenal have date in mind to make decision on youngster’s future, says transfer expert

Arsenal youngster Mika Biereth is having a very impressive season out on loan, leading some Gunners supporters to wonder if he could have a role in Mikel Arteta’s first-team next season.

The 21-year-old forward started the season on loan at Motherwell, before being recalled by Arsenal in January and then going out on loan again, this time to Sturm Graz, where he’s continued to shine with some prolific stats in front of goal.

Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside for his latest Daily Briefing column, transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano provided some insight into the player’s situation ahead of what could be a key decision for the club to make this summer.

Biereth looks an exciting prospect for the future, but Romano is not sure if the Denmark Under-21 international is yet ready to make the step up to playing regularly in Arteta’s first XI, but it remains to be seen what Arsenal will decide to do next with the player when he returns from loan this summer.

Arsenal fans will no doubt hope Biereth can become the next top talent to rise up from their academy, following other young talents like Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson.

Still, there’s a lot of competition in this Arsenal squad now, with the north London giants showing a lot of ambition with their recent transfer spending, so it’s only going to become harder for youngsters like Biereth to make the breakthrough.

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