Arsenal threatens Cologne fans with expulsion
In the Europa League match against 1. FC Köln, FC Arsenal fears too many Cologneers in the stadium and sends a clear message to the citizens of Cologne. After FC Arsenal had been selected as the opponent for the UEFA Europa League, FC Arsenal had to play for the 1. However, for the match in London’s Emirates Stadium (on Thursday at 7 p. m. LIVE on TV on SPORT1) only 3,000 tickets were made available to the Cologne team members, and up to 20,000 supporters are expected in the British capital, with the Gunners’ officials fearing that FC fans will be unable to travel to the stadium as a whole. As Arsenal fans are not overly interested in a UEFA Europa League group match after many years in the Champions League, many seats will probably remain empty even though the stadium is officially sold out, and Arsenal is trying to prevent any possibility for the Cologne team to get tickets in the home areas on the black market. On their home page, the Gunners issued a warning to all FC supporters:”Please note that away-fans who buy a ticket for the home area in the stadium are likely to be thrown out of the stadium,” this decision was made “in consultation with the police” to “comply with the guidelines for separating both camps.