Jake Hepple, who admitted his involvement in flying a "White Lives Matter Burnley" banner from a plane above Etihad Stadium, said he was not ashamed of his actions.
“White Lives Matter Burnley” read a banner being pulled by the small plane that circled the ground for several minutes on a clear Monday evening in the east of Manchester.
Responding to an initiative already run by fans of both clubs, City and United will donate 50,000 pounds each to the Trussell Trust, a support network of more than 1,200 food banks.
Liverpool stretched their Premier League lead to 13 points by outclassing second-placed Leicester in a 4-0 win on Boxing Day as Manchester United and Tottenham cut the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea.
Chelsea were also 2-0 victors against Crystal Palace as they too jumped above Manchester City into third.
A 2-2 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League risked Chelsea’s position in the first four place for Champions League spot.
Wenger was given a guard of honour from both teams and match officials before kickoff. He received roars of support throughout the match from the home fans, most of whom had donned their complimentary red "Merci Arsene" T-shirts.
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane sets a new record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year, scoring for the 37th time in 2017, against Southampton at Wembley.
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