The Metropolitan Police are investigating a racially aggravated tweet aimed at Bukayo Saka following Sunday’s 2-2 draw against West Ham.
A message posted on Twitter soon after the Gunners dropped two valuable points in the title race depicted Saka as a monkey, alongside the words: ‘This clown has cost us the league.’
Under the post, another Twitter user tagged the Metropolitan Police and said the message was a hate crime.
‘This has already been reported and is currently being investigated,’ the police force replied on Tuesday.
The account of the person who posted the message was not publicly viewable as of Tuesday.
Saka has enjoyed a stellar campaign, enhancing his burgeoning reputation by playing a leading role in Arsenal’s unlikely challenge to be crowned Premier League champions.
The 21-year-old endured a rare moment of misfortune at the London Stadium, however, squandering the chance to put his side 3-1 ahead when he missed the target with a second half penalty.