Photo: Arsenal fans accused of ripping signs out at Tottenham's ground

Arsenal supporters were accused of causing damage at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal fans were accused of causing damage at White Hart Lane after their win over Tottenham.

London Evening Standard journalist James Olley posted a photo to Twitter of placards having been torn off, as did Associated Press reported Rob Harris.

Arsenal fans had been celebrating the 2-1 win in the Capital One Cup match against their rivals.

Mathieu Flamini had scored twice, cancelling out a Calum Chambers own goal in between.

The win was much needed for Arsenal, having lost a London derby to Chelsea in the Premier League days earlier, and a Champions League game to Dinamo Zagreb last week.

The behaviour of their fans after the final whistle threatens to cast a shadow over the game, although it should not deflect from Flamini's outstanding contribution.

The two sides are bitter rivals, with Spurs winning the previous game between the two back in February 2-1, with a Harry Kane brace, but the England striker could not make an impact this evening.

He had a goal ruled out for offside and a goalbound effort stopped by Kieran Gibbs on the line, with the scoreline poised at 1-1.

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