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Arsenal and police investigating attack on Sikh fan at Emirates Stadium during Liverpool clash

The Gunners are looking into the alleged assault on one of their supporters during Wednesday's Premier League clash with the Reds

Arsenal are looking into an alleged attack on a Sikh supporter during their Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

The claim made by Gurpreet Singh on Twitter alleges that a Sikh supporter was targetted in the toilets during the game and had his turban taken from his head.

“Hearing news of a Sikh Arsenal fan who was attacked during the match last night and had his turban removed in the toilets,” the tweet read. “Absolutely disgusted by this, we will not stand for this!”

Arsenal have now revealed that they are conducting an investigation into the event, although confirmed that no official complaint has been made to them at time of writing.

“We are aware of the shocking reports and we are investigating the incident which has not yet been reported formally to us,” a spokesperson for the club said in a statement.

“Arsenal is a home for everyone and we take all forms of discriminatory abuse and violence extremely seriously. We will not stand for this kind of behaviour.”

The Metropolitan Police are also carrying out enquiries into the alleged attack, although again, no reports have been made to them over the incident at time of writing.

“We are aware of a post on social media regarding a racially aggravated assault that was reported to have occurred at the Emirates Stadium on the evening of Wednesday, March 16,” a Met Police spokesperson told football.london.

“We are not aware of any crime reports being received matching the description of the offence, however officers are carrying out enquiries.”

The game ended in a 2-0 defeat for Arsenal thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.