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Aubameyang calls for end of racist abuse

14 April 2019

Arsenal are investigating a video on social media in which a supporter appeared to racially abuse Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The incident occurred on a night of shame for English football, with Chelsea barring three of their own supporters from entering Slavia Prague's stadium after pre-game "bomber" chants against Mohamed Salah.

"I am really disappointed." said the Gunners striker.

"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".

Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. "Our objective now is to continue being competitive like we are here, away with our game play for the next matches". "They are improving. They trained today with us but I prefer to wait for the last moment to decide that".

However, despite taking a strong lead to Italy, Emery's players wasted a number of good chances in the second half, and they will hope that this does not come back to haunt them in the second leg.

"I just feel that Arsenal need to pose their own threat on Napoli and be fearless and I think that they will need to score a goal".

He wants Napoli to play with more intensity at home in the second leg and show more composure, but admits that the first leg's result has complicated matters for his team. We go there and will try to win the game.

"I think we're OK", he said.

Aubameyang calls for end of racist abuse