Arsenal to investigate Kalidou Koulibaly video appearing to show fan racially abusing Napoli defender

Arsenal manager Unai Emery: "We don't want people like that. Unfortunately issues have happened at our stadium. We don't like people doing that."

During the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.
Image: Arsenal say they operate a zero-tolerance approach to racism

Arsenal are investigating a video circulating on social media purporting to show one of their supporters directing a racist insult at Napoli player Kalidou Koulibaly.

The video was taken during Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash with the Italian side at the Emirates Stadium, which the Gunners won 2-0.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says anyone partaking in racist behaviour is not welcome at Arsenal.

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Unai Emery says Arsenal does not want anyone partaking in racist behaviour associated with the club as they investigate a video purporting to show a fan directing racist insults at a Napoli player

He told Sky Sports News: "We don't want people like that. Unfortunately issues have happened at our stadium. We don't like people doing that.

In a statement, the club told Sky Sports News: "We utterly condemn the use of any racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit.

Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring for Arsenal with team-mates
Image: Arsenal beat Napoli 2-0 in their Europa League quarter-final first leg

"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."

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