Wednesday February 15 2012
Arsenal fans clash with police (VIDEO)

There have been clashes in Milan between around 200 drunk Arsenal fans and riot police in which one supporter suffered a slight head injury.

The clashes occurred ahead of tonight’s Champions League game between the Gunners and Milan at San Siro.

This afternoon at around 16.00 local time (15.00 in the UK) the 200 English fans were drinking in Piazza Duomo when there was an exchange of insults with two passing Rossoneri supporters.

According to the Italian news reports, they started chasing the pair into the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele before they were ordered to stop by a plain clothes police officer.

This riled up the Arsenal fans, who began hurling beer cans and glass bottles, leaving debris all over the Piazza.

Riot police were called in and there were pictures of the Arsenal supporters drinking around a large pile of beer cans, squaring up to the police and chanting slogans.

The Italian media report police charged at one stage and one fan suffered a minor head injury.

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