Arsenal and Tottenham have both been charged by the FA after a melee marred the North London Derby on Sunday.

Players from both sides – as well as members of staff from both dugouts – engaged in the brief spat following Tottenham’s equaliser at the Emirates.

Eric Dier brought the scores level after Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s opener and put his finger to his lips in front of the home fans.

His action sparked a melee between the two sides, with much pushing and shoving, before referee Mike Dean restored order and the game resumed.

The Football Association announced on Monday that both sides have been charged with failing to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion”.

Arsenal and Tottenham have both been charged by the FA (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Both Arsenal and Tottenham have until 6pm on Thursday to respond.

After the derby Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino discussed the melee in his post-match interview.

He said: “At 1-1 there was a massive fight, but I didn’t know what was going on. When I arrived it was all relaxed and calm.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham have until 6pm on Thursday to respond (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

“In that moment when you score the energy is on your side. To keep that energy, you need to be clever in that moment.

“It’s okay to celebrate and then go back and try to continue to play.”

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