English Premier League: Man charged with assault for attacking Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale is ushered away.
Aaron Ramsdale is ushered away. Photo credit: Getty Images

Police have charged a 35-year-old man with assault, after Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was attacked at the end of his side's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in a fiery North London derby at the weekend.

The Metropolitan Police say Joseph Watts had been charged with "assault by beating, going onto an area adjacent to playing area and throwing a missile onto a football playing area".

The Londoner is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates' Court on February 17.

The police say Tottenham assisted them in their enquiries. Fresh video shows a man climbing back through the crowd, after kicking Ramsdale - who was named man of the match - in the back from a pitchside advertising board.

He then removed the scarf to reveal his face, before leaving the stadium.

Tottenham say they are appalled by the supporter's behaviour.

"The club has reviewed its CCTV footage to identify the supporter, and will be working with the Met Police, Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium," they said.