A 35-year-old man has been charged with assaulting Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after their match with Tottenham Hotspur.

A statement from the Met Police read: “Joseph Watts, 35 (23.06.87) of Hackney was charged on Tuesday, 17 January with assault by beating, going onto an area adjacent to playing area and throwing a missile onto a football playing area, both contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991.

“He is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 17 February.

“The Met’s Football Investigations Team were assisted in their enquiries by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.”

After referee Craig Pawson blew his whistle to end the game, Ramsdale appeared to go around the net to grab his water bottle. But a supporter climbed on a billboard and attempted to land what appeared to be a kick on the 24-year-old’s back.

Ramsdale, who was facing the other way, described it as an attempted “punch”.