Wenger downplays hooliganism problem in English game

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  • Friday, 28 Oct 2016

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 22/10/16. Reuters / Hannah McKay Livepic

LONDON (Reuters) - Hooliganism is not a problem in English football, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, despite a week in which disturbances at West Ham United's League Cup tie against Chelsea tarnished the game's glossy image.

West Ham are threatening to ban 200 fans after studying video of the ugly scenes which marred their victory at their new London Stadium home on Wednesday, a reminder of the 1970s and 1980s, when violence was commonplace in British football.

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