Following the racial abuse experienced in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Leeds United, the management of the home team Leeds has come out to say an arrest has been made and an investigation is underway as well. It was alleged that an incident of racism from the crowd took place in the game.
Leeds United Says Arrest has been Made following a Racial Abuse on Arsenal Player
Gunners substitute Rob Holding approached the fourth official in the 33rd minute, saying he had heard racial abuse from a Leeds United supporter. The club released a statement saying: “Racism will not be tolerated at Leeds and any supporter found to be using racist language will be subject to a lifetime ban for all Leeds United games.”
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta speaking on the incident said: “It is very disappointing because we have done so much in football to try to avoid that.” The Spanish tactician also said: “The situation existed and was reported. It has to be dealt with by the authorities. I have nothing more to say about it.”
Mikel Arteta concluded by saying it will not be nice for the whole Leeds fans to pay the price so they should carry out an in-depth investigation so that a single arrest will be made as it was a single incident that was reported. The Premier League has said it is investigating the incident.