- Gary Cooper, 30, invaded the pitch in in Arsenal 2-0 United back in March.
- He has been found guilty of confronting Chris Smalling by Highbury Corner magistrates' court.
- Apart from the ban, he has been also sentenced to a community order of 12 months and 120 hours of unpaid work.
- He will have to pay costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £85, as well as the £100 compensation to Smalling.
On March 10, Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at Emirates. As the Gunners scored their second goal of the evening, a home team's fan, later identified as 30-year-old Gary Cooper invaded the pitch and pushed Chris Smalling on his way to celebrating Pierre-Emerick Aubameuang's effort from the spot.
Cooper has been found guilty of a violent act and received a four-year football ban. He has been also sentenced to a community order of 12 months and 120 hours of unpaid work. Apart from that, he will have to pay costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £85, as well as the £100 compensation to Smalling.
The man himself has made a confession: "In my excitement, I lost control and ran onto the pitch. In my overexcited state Smalling was in the path. No injury was caused to Smalling. I know my behaviour was totally unacceptable and I apologise."
Eleanor Fraser, representing the Arsenal supporter, has added: "He is extremely embarrassed, he has stressed his actions are unacceptable."
Magistrate Gill Allison has told Cooper: "This was a foolish attempt to celebrate. You were in drink. Your conduct tarnishes English football on the worldwide stage."