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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Arsenal fans taunt the Tottenham fans during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

A Tottenham supporter was arrested after a banana peel was thrown on to the pitch during Sunday’s North London derby with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

The banana skin was thrown from the away stand after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had scored for Arsenal.

A Spurs spokesman confirmed the supporter would be banned for his misconduct during the match.

There were also six arrests for public order offences, at least two of which were believed to be Arsenal fans who lit smoke canisters during the match.

“Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban,” a Tottenham spokesman told BBC of the banana-skin incident.

There were also unpleasant scenes on the pitch during the match, which Arsenal won 4-2, and the two sets of players had to be separated following Eric Dier’s equaliser in the first half.

Dier celebrated by putting his finger to his lips, but Arsenal substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner reacted angrily to the gesture, prompting a melee.

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino ran down the touchline to help calm matters and Dier said afterward:

“I had my back to it all so I’m not too sure what happened”

“But this is football. It’s a derby. Football is all about emotion and I don’t understand how I can get a yellow card in that situation.”

“It baffles me because if you take the emotion out of football you’re going to destroy the game for everyone.”