Arsenal manager Unai Emery apologises after kicking a bottle into the crowd during Brighton game

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has apologised after accidently kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the Gunners' 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wednesday, 26th December 2018, 7:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:56 am
Unai Emery. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Late on in the Premier League game, Emery kicked a bottle in frustration and it went into the front of the West Stand. Emery immediately apologised to the Brighton fan, who accepted the apology and shook hands with the Gunners manager.

Speaking afterwards, Emery said: “I apologised because I kicked the water bottle after a disappointing action in the last minute.

"Not hard but it touched a supporter, I said to them I'm sorry."

On the game, Emery said: “I think the key today was the first 45 minutes where we controlled the match the way we wanted and we scored, had good chances to get the second but their goalkeeper saved two good actions.

“We controlled possession but not with creating chances against them. We couldn’t do our ideas on the pitch.”