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Fan charged after 'confrontation'

A football supporter has been charged by police after allegedly confronting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as his side crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Southampton.

The incident happened at the end of the match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, Hampshire, on Thursday.

Luke Bryant, 25, of Bankhill Drive, Lymington, Hampshire, was arrested and subsequently charged with an offence of going on to an area adjacent to the playing area contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991, and he will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on January 22.

The arrest came after a fan was seen to run with his arms outstretched in front of the Gunners boss as he sat in the dugout late on in the game.

Footage showed the man being bundled away down the tunnel by two stewards as Wenger held his arm out in apparent frustration at the intruder.

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