Zaha shared the racist messages on social media, with a self-proclaimed Aston Villa supporter writing: “You better not score tomorrow, you black c***.
He wrote in a statement posted on Twitter : “Very disappointed we didn’t get a better result yesterday but I wanted to come on here to thank you for all your messages of support.
“I would also like to thank West Midlands Police for their swift action in making an arrest.
“People need to understand that whatever your age, that your behaviour and your words come with consequences and you cannot hide behind social media.
“It is important social media platforms do as they did yesterday and seek out these individuals and remove them.
“I want to thank everyone for the love and support but enough is enough!
“It is not enough to be disgusted by these messages I received and move on. It isn’t enough to just say #notoracism We need action, we need education, things need to change.”