Friday April 12 2019
Arsenal investigate Koulibaly racism

Arsenal have announced that they will investigate a video appearing to show one of their fans racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Koulibaly has already suffered at the hands of racists in Serie A this season, and a video has since gone around of an alleged Arsenal supporter slurring the Senegalese during the Gunners’ 2-0 Europa League win against Napoli on Thursday.

“We utterly condemn use of this type of racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit,” the club told Sky Sports News.

“We operate a zero tolerance approach, and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches.

“We have an extremely diverse community of fans who are all part of the Arsenal family and such incidents are rare at Emirates Stadium.

“We encourage supporters to report any incidents as they happen to stewards or via our matchday alert service.”

It comes just a week after Juventus and Italy striker Moise Kean was subjected to similar treatment by Cagliari fans.

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