Arsenal to investigate alleged racist abuse in Europa League tie

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Arsenal have launched an investigation into the racist abuse suffered by Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during their 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg victory on Thursday (April 11).

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

"I think it's a good result but we know it's going to be very hard because our performances at home have usually been very strong". On Monday, I am sure we are going to play different players but [try] to find the same performance.

Where they fall down is their away record, and to move into the next round of the Europa League, Arsenal will have to put in a strong display at the San Paolo.

Arsenal managed to turn both of those ties around when back in north London but this time they need to defend an advantage as they look to reach the semi-finals for the second year in a row.

"We know it's going to be very hard there", he added. We have to improve that.

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"We have launched an investigation to identify the culprit", the statement added.

"I think we will play with confidence and I am sure we will do something, because now they have to score goals so they will attack and for sure they will leave space for us". "It will be an important game and a good challenge for us".

"We had a good result today and we have everything in our hands".

"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".

"In the second half we had their measure and there was more control on the game".

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