Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli celebrates scoring a goal in the macth between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
UK police are investigating an incident which occurred during Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win at Arsenal on Wednesday, in which Dele Alli was struck on the head by a plastic bottle thrown by a section of home supporters.
England midfielder Alli, 22, was hit on the head by the projectile close to the touchlines as he prepared to take a 73rd minute throw-in. London’s Metropolitan Police says that it is working with staff at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to identify the culprit.
No arrests have yet been made, though Arsenal have confirmed that they are assisting the police in their investigation.
Alli didn’t appear to be hurt in the incident and reacted by making a “2-0” gesture with his hands, reflecting the score at the time of the bottle being thrown.