PIERRE-EMERICK Aubameyang has spoken out for the first time after a fan threw a banana skin on the pitch following his goal.
The incident happened when the Gabon striker celebrated in front of the travelling Tottenham fans as Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners against their North London rivals.
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A supporter was arrested after a steward immediately identified the alleged culprit in the stands.
It is not known if the incident was connected to racism.
A Spurs spokesman said: “Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban.”
And now Aubameyang has spoken out on Instagram with a brief message.
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PA:Press Association2 Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners in a pulsating North London derby
Alongside a picture of the striker with the banana visible on the pitch, he wrote: "#Whysmandoingthis?"
The supporter was being questioned by police on Monday while Spurs have vowed to ban him at least until the outcome of the police investigation.
Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright condemned the fan when he was talking on BBC's Match of the Day.
He said: “It’s ironic really in a week where I present a show celebrating the pioneers and how far we’ve come,