Arsenal to investigate racist abuse of Napoli's Koulibaly

Tanya Simon
April 14, 2019

Elsewhere during Thursday's Europa League fixtures, Chelsea identified three fans shown in footage calling Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah "a bomber" and barred them from entering the club's fixture at Slavia Prague.

Monkey chants were aimed at England's black players in their Euro 2020 qualifying win in Montenegro last month while Aubameyang had a banana skin thrown at him by a Tottenham fan as he celebrated his goal in December's north London derby. When you are black like me it is really painful, I think, because we are in 2019 and obviously it is not good for football in England.

A strike from Aaron Ramsey and an own goal by Kalidou Koulibaly were in the first half were enough to earn a win for Arsenal in the first leg at home.

Unai Emery's side won their Europa League quarter-final first leg 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, but another incidence of racism will overshadow the result.

The second leg in Naples will take place on Thursday.

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Insigne concedes a missed chance could prove a decisive.

And he also relayed what Emery said when asked whether that means the duo can play tonight, "We are going to assess tomorrow". As I said before we are confident.

"His performances in this moment for us [show] that he wants to do something important with us, because I think he feels a lot for Arsenal as a club".

"We suffered a lot - they're a very good team and we had to dig in tonight".

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