Several Arsenal fans were attacked in Lens, France, just before the Champions League match kicked off.

UK police have launched an investigation into the incident, which reportedly left one fan “lying in the street.”

Ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Lens in France, several fans of the club became the target of a violent attack.

The incident unfolded shortly before the game commenced and has prompted UK authorities to launch an investigation.

The incident reportedly left one Arsenal supporter “lying in the street,” warranting an immediate inquiry.

UK law enforcement agencies are collaborating with their French counterparts to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Sky News has reported that at least one fan needed medical attention as a result of the incident.

On the pitch, Arsenal could not capitalise on their opportunities and suffered their first defeat of the season. Elye Wahi emerged as the match-winner for Lens, sealing the game at 2-1.