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Arsenal bid to identify fan over apparent racial abuse

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Arsenal have started an investigation after a video appeared to show a fan racially abusing Napoli defender during

the quarter-final.

The incident occurred during the side's 2-0 win in Thursday's first leg at the

"We utterly condemn use of this type of racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit," the club said in a statement on Friday.

"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 "

The north urged fans to be vigilant and report any such problems with racism directly.

Recent high-profile incidents, including monkey chants aimed at England players during a Euro 2020 away to and in the domestic game, have again highlighted the lingering problems within

On Thursday, Chelsea barred three supporters from attending their quarter-final first-leg clash at Slavia after a video was circulated on containing racist abuse aimed at forward

Manchester City and England forward has used his position to speak out against racism, as well as making defiant gestures on the pitch with goal celebrations and posting messages on

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 22:00 IST