Following Sunday’s 0-0 draw, Ezgjan Alioski and Nicolas Pepe were subjected to a ‘vile’ abuse on social media which prompted both clubs speaking out.
Pepe was shown a straight red card in the second half for headbutting Alioski following a VAR review.
Arsenal reacting said:
“We utterly condemn the vile abuse directed at Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski on social media following our match against Leeds. This is completely unacceptable and we will be working with the police and authorities to do everything we can to trace and prosecute the culprits.”
While a statement from Leeds said:
“The vile abuse directed at Ezgjan Alioski and Nicolas Pepe on social media after yesterday’s Premier League game with Arsenal will not be tolerated by Leeds United.
“We will work closely with the police and the footballing authorities to ensure those responsible are identified and punished,”