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Arsenal to investigate video of racist abuse aimed at Napoli's Koulibaly

Aubameyang-Lacazette Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette need to start against Napoli says pundit
Cary Erickson | 14 April, 2019, 10:28

Koulibaly has already suffered at the hands of racists in Serie A this season, and a video has since gone around of an alleged Arsenal supporter slurring the Senegalese during the Gunners' 2-0 Europa League win against Napoli on Thursday.

On Thursday, Chelsea barred three fans from entering Slavia Prague's stadium after video footage showed them calling Liverpool's Mohamed Salah a "bomber". On Monday, I am sure we are going to play different players but [try] to find the same performance.

An own goal from Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, as well as a fine strike from star man Aaron Ramsey were enough to see off the visitors to the Emirates Stadium, yet Arsenal, and Ramsey himself, could have come away having scored more.

Aubameyang believes the trip to the San Paolo Stadium for the second leg is the ideal place to prove Arsenal are capable of winning big games on the road.

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Focusing on the expected hostile atmosphere in Naples, Aubameyang added: "We already know [what to expect]".

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.

"The result is hard to change but we have 90 minutes left", Ancelotti said. "They are improving. They trained today with us but I prefer to wait for the last moment to decide that". As I said before we are confident.

"I think we're OK", he said. "We will go there to score goals and try to win the game". "It will be an important game and a good challenge for us".