In recent matches at Emirates Stadium, there have been a number of people who have entered the pitch either during, or after the match has finished.
We strongly remind everyone it is a criminal offence under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 to enter the pitch without prior permission.
During Thursday night’s match against Liverpool, we sadly witnessed a number of individuals run on to the pitch. This not only disrupts the match, but also has to be managed as a serious security risk to all players, officials and everyone in the stadium.
All the individuals who encroached onto the pitch on Thursday night were caught by our stewards and subsequently identified. These individuals, and others who have encroached onto the pitch recently, have now received a three-year ban from Emirates Stadium. They have also had their memberships from our club terminated and their details have been passed on to the police for further investigation.
If anyone is thinking of doing this please refrain, as all football clubs and the police are taking this matter extremely seriously.
All perpetrators of public order offences, which includes pitch encroaching and other recent incidents of throwing objects and use of pyrotechnics, will receive lengthy stadium bans and further possible legal sanctions.
Copyright 2023 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.