• Fans said to have ‘felt unsafe’ before WSL game at Emirates
  • Arsenal say they assessed situation and could not stop protest

Arsenal have been criticised for failing to stop a pro-Palestine rally after Jewish fans said they had felt intimidated into walking away before the Women’s Super League game against Tottenham last Sunday.

One supporter, who regularly attends women’s matches, spoke of feeling “betrayed” by Arsenal after seeing the anti-Israel demonstration outside the Emirates Stadium. The fan decided to leave without entering the ground and is likely to stay away from Wednesday night’s League Cup semi-final against Aston Villa at Boreham Wood.

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