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'When you are black like me it is really painful': hopes racism can be kicked out of football after spate of incidents admits he is hurt by the spate of racist incidents Arsenal striker had a banana thrown at him after scoring against Spurs last year Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was racially abused by fans on Thursday night

By Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline

Published: 12:20 BST, 12 April 2019 | Updated: 12:40 BST, 12 April 2019

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says he is disappointed at football’s ongoing problems with racism - and claimed they are damaging the English game. 

Arsenal star had a banana skin thrown at him while celebrating a goal during December's north London derby.

It preceded Raheem Sterling being allegedly racially abused at a Chelsea game, and England internationals Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi being targeted by fans in Montenegro last month.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expressed his disappointment at recent spate of incidents

has expressed his disappointment at recent spate of incidents

Arsenal are investigating a video emerged of a fan racially abusing Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

Arsenal are investigating a video emerged of a fan racially abusing Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

On Thursday evening, a group of Chelsea fans were filmed singing about devout Muslim Mohamed Salah being a 'bomber', while an Arsenal investigation was launched after a video emerged of a fan racially abusing Kalidou Koulibaly on the same night.

Koulibaly was referred to using the 'n-word' with the same word captioning the 15-second video.

And Gabonese striker admitted the issue rearing its head hurts him.

He said: 'I am really disappointed about that. I had the same problem here

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