Arsenal suffer alleged racial abuse during PL win

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed their bench was targeted with alleged racial abuse during their win over Leeds United.

The game was halted midway through the first half when the referee's attention was brought to an incident in the stands.

It has since been revealed the incident was reported to the stadium manager and the Premier League are now set to investigate the matter.

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"It was reported and the stadium manager will have to deal with that with the authorities," the Spanish tactician told Sky Sports.

"Very disappointed because we have done so much in football to try to avoid it but it is a single person. I don't think that merits that a full stadium pays the price.

"It was a single incident and it has to be reported. It was reported, and now the authorities will have to work with the clubs to understand what happened."

The Gunners went on to claim a 4-1 victory at Elland Road onn Saturday to consolidate fourth spot for another matchday.

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