Gary Cooper ran onto the Emirates in March and struck the Manchester United defender
An Arsenal fan who ran onto the pitch against Manchester United and shoved Chris Smalling has pleaded guilty to assault.
Gary Cooper was arrested after running onto the Emirates Stadium pitch on March 10 to celebrate with the Gunners after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a penalty.
The 30-year-old, who ran into the Man United player, was fined £235, ordered to pay £100 compensation and was given 120 hours unpaid work.
Cooper from Chertsey in Surrey, initially admitted to the charge of encroaching the field of play at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in March.
When asked if a trial date would be convenient, Mr Cooper replied at the time: “Not really, I’ve lost my job over this and it will take me a while to get here.”
Chief magistrate Dani Jayes said: “There is going to be a trial for this matter, we need to get some paperwork together.
The incident came just hours after Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was punched in the face by a spectator during Villa’s 1-0 derby win over Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.