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Kyle Walker confronts Arsenal set-piece coach | fan tries to punch Nasri | trouble outside stadium

It got heated as Man City’s Kyle Walker confronts an Arsenal set-piece coach, a fan tries to punch Nasri, plus trouble outside the stadium.

Walker and Erling Haaland were among those involved in the post-match exchange with the Arsenal staff member following the full time whistle on Sunday evening over an apparent handshake snub.

After the game, both players confronted Arsenal set-piece coach Nicolas Jover, who had previously worked at Man City between 2019 and 2021.

As the players made their way over to the tunnel at full time, Walker turned back to confront Jover, with Haaland joining him, before several players and members of staff from both clubs acted to separate them.

The disagreement played on as the Man City players left the field, with Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka having to move Jover away from the situation.

“I know what happened but I won’t say anything,” Guardiola said when asked about the incident.

“They [Arsenal] know it,” he added.

There was also trouble in the stands with it alleged that an Arsenal fan was removed after a confrontation with former Gunners midfielder Samir Nasri.

Nasri had been in attendance doing punditry work for the Premier League clash, but according to talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface, a fan approached Nasri and started ‘bellowing’ at him.

Matterface said: “There’s a supporter who was bellowing in his face at this moment in time.

“It’s a bit unnecessary from him getting involved with Nasri who’s just trying to do his job.

“Nasri is just standing there being barracked by the supporter.”

talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook then tweeted: “A fan has just been thrown out of the Emirates for squaring up to Samir Nasri near the press box and then started throwing punches at fellow Arsenal fans. Absolute moron.”

Meanwhile outside the ground, a man had running away from police, went to tackle him and missed, and caught a lady in a wheelchair instead. The man officers had been chasing was apprehended.


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Mateo Kovacic was fortunate to avoid first-half red, while sub Martinelli secured a late win for Arsenal over Man City with the Gunners going level on points with Tottenham at top of Premier League, with City in third two points back.

Player ratings (via Sky Sports)

Arsenal: Raya (5); White (7); Saliba (8), Gabriel (8), Zinchenko (6); Rice (8), Odegaard (7), Jorginho (7); Jesus (7), Trossard (6), Nketiah (6)

Subs: Martinelli (9), Partey (6), Havertz (7), Tomiyasu (6)

Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Ake (6), Dias (6), Gvardiol (6), Lewis (7), Kovacic (6), Silva (6), Foden (6), Alvarez (7), Haaland (6).

Subs: Stones (6), Doku (6), Nunes (6)

Player of the match: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaking to Sky Sports: “That game we started really well, with two or three chances. They started the second half really well, with the rhythm. Then it was tight and they got a deflection goal. They won, congratulations to them.

“We tried. I think from both sides there was not a lot of chances. I think both teams did good high pressing. It was tight and, in the end, one action and we lost the game. Ten minutes was like that [Arsenal being on top] and after, it was equal. We also had our moments but in general it was a tight game. Unfortunately, they did it.”

On the defeat: “Yeah, of course, we can lose at Wolves as well. Now we have two defeats in a row and then we have the internationals. Hopefully they come back fit and then we go again. Maybe it is a little bit better to be there and see what we have to do to catch them, and then [we will] when we come back.

“It has happened. At Wolves, it was a difficult game. Congratulations to Arsenal. We know exactly what we have to do and we do it.”

On whether Rodri’s absence is a factor: “That is a stat, we cannot deny it. We put players in to control more passes, but they [Arsenal] are aggressive in these areas. We will come back and continue. We will move forward.”

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speaking to Sky Sports: “So proud. It was the moment with the right people and the right players. We knew we would have to suffer, and we did that. You need a big performance and the crowd too. It feels like a big win.

“I think the way we started, we conceded the corner, then we gained some control, and in the second half we started really good. We were there and really aggressive. The changes helped as well, the quality they produced was top.

“They [City] give you a lot [of problems] and we gave them a lot of issues as well. It is not easy to get out. You need the right timing, the right movement, the right moments. I like the courage. You are going to have these moments against this team. You have to be direct, manage the emotions, and make sure you don’t get caught against this team.

“It is just part of the journey. You learn from every defeat, but the team is so willing. It’s a joy to work with them. We have to live this moment, we have to carry on.”

On David Raya: “I think he was excellent. The way he controlled the ball, how dominant he was, and how high he played. I love players with courage and David certainly has big ones.

“[Martinelli is] another player with big ones too. The physios weren’t having it and he said ‘I am ready to go’. Leo [Trossard] got injured, I looked to him and he was already ready to go.”

On Kovacic’s foul in the first half: “I have seen the action but it is in the past and luckily we won.”

Fans reacted as Kyle Walker confronts the Arsenal set-piece coach, a fan tries to punch Nasri and there had been trouble outside Emirates Stadium…

@AndyHenbury: If Walker hasn’t got the class to shake hands after a defeat then he shouldn’t expect anyone to shake HIS hand when City win! A sore loser! Hope he has the decency to apologise, but I doubt it!!

@scoutingindoors: Remember Walker mocking Zinchenko to his face when they beat us previously, now look at him. The term ‘can dish it out but can’t take it’ comes to mind

@MicTuathaigh: Looks like Jover goes to offer a hand, Walker immediately waves him away, and Jover obviously gets offended at the behaviour and yells something at him. Unprofessional on both sides, but there’s no need for Jover to say anything after. He’s annoyed he lost. Leave him be ffs.

@goonerfan101: Kyle Walker is a TWAT can dish it out when they win but clearly can’t take it….hahaha #COYG

@BAMx54: Of course it’s Walker he got rattled when Wolves pumped them too. Definition of sore loser that guy. 😂

@quidbarnes: It’s all going tits lads. Hahahahaha

@SimonHep89: Look at Walker the salty bastard 😂😂😂

@jckjones861: Kyle Walker is a tit

@TomPike91: Kyle walker is a bellend

@JcThe0riginal: @kylewalker2 being a role model for kids there, accept defeat graciously!

@mateusz2015lfc: Bad losers them city players hahah

@Coleman86: Fucking pathetic from Walker.

@joyceinatorr: City are actually the biggest babies of all time everything they’ve won has been won by referees even today clear red card not given keep crying

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