A man has been charged over a rampage through a pie shop much loved by Arsenal fans near the Emirates Stadium.

Piebury Corner in Holloway Road suffered smashed windows during the violence, ahead of the north London club's Champions League tie against Napoli, earlier this month.

The shop shut its doors after chairs were thrown and a man was left needing hospital treatment in scenes blamed on fanatical Napoli fans known as 'Ultras.'

But a Scotland Yard source said the man charged over the incident does not have connections to either club.

Jason Philpott, 42, from Gosport in Hampshire, is accused of grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.

Philpott was remanded in custody to appear in court next week. Arsenal beat Napoli 2-0 in the match.

Piebury Corner owner Paul Campbell described the disorder which hit his shop before kickoff.

"We had Napoli fans inside all day, they have been having a good time and not bothering anybody at all.

"Then we had a minority of them come in, being violent, picking up chairs and tables.

Napoli 'ultras' at Emirates stadium ahead of Champions League clash with Arsenal PIC: Reuters
Napoli \'ultras\' at Emirates stadium ahead of Champions League clash with Arsenal PIC: Reuters

"There were three girls sat near me and these thugs just came in and grabbed the chairs from under the girls," he told the Mirror.

"It was completely unprovoked, I think they just picked us at random because they saw a busy restaurant and they wanted to fight someone - anyone."