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Arsenal boss Wenger wants calm heads over possible Russian boycott

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says talk of boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia in protest at racism among the country's fans is premature, reports BBC Sport. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has suggested black players could take action, after claiming he was abused during Wednesday's game at CSKA Moscow.

"You have to fight racism, in Russia or wherever in the world," said Wenger.

"To go as extreme as suggested (a boycott), it's a bit early to do that because it's not proven what happened."

The Frenchman added: "You cannot tolerate racism. But I believe Russia itself has to fight against it."

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