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Police have launched an investigation into an assault alleged to have taken place at the Emirates Stadium involving Sky Sports pundits.
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An investigation has been launched into an alleged assault on Roy Keane during the Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday
The Gunners won the feisty clash 3-1 with two late goals from Gabriel Jesus and Declan Rice but headlines were also made off-the-pitch as a video appearing to show Sky Sports pundits Keane and Micah Richards in a scuffle circulated online.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed the investigation into the incident which is reported to have taken place at the match yesterday. Both Richards and Keane have given statements to the Met Police to aid their enquiry.
The two former Premier League players were at the Arsenal stadium to work as pundits for Sky Sports during the fixture which was shown live on the channel’s Super Sunday feature.
The Met Police have released the following statement: "Police are investigating following an assault that is alleged to have occurred at the Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal vs Manchester United match on Sunday, 3 September. There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing. Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 6961/3 Sept."
A video of the alleged assault circulated on social media on Sunday and was labelled 'shameful behaviour' by famous Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.
talkSPORT reports that Richards stepped into the confrontation in an effort to calm those involved down and appeared to restrain a man, who had allegedly aimed a headbutt at Keane and tried to hit him on the chest and chin.
The scuffle took place towards the end of the meeting between the two clubs with the pundits believed to have been making their way down towards the pitch for post-match punditry duties with the confrontation taking place in the Emirates Stadium's West Stand.
A Sky Sports spokesperson said: “We understand the police are investigating an alleged assault by a member of the public immediately preceding the footage circulating on social media. In the footage seen, Micah Richards was acting to diffuse a situation.”