The FA have confirmed that there will be an increased amount of armed police for Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.
- Fans advised to turn up to FA Cup final early
- League Two play-off between Exeter and Blackpool happening on Sunday
- Championship play-off between Huddersfield and Reading on Monday
- Increased armed police presence at all events at Wembley this weekend
The increased police presence is in direct response to the Manchester bombing, which occurred on Monday.
22 people were killed and 59 others injured after a bomber set off an explosion just after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, sparking security concerns over other large events in the UK happening soon.
Apparently, a full review of security and policing is taking place ahead of the three matches set to take place at Wembley this weekend, which doesn’t just include the FA Cup final on Saturday evening, but League Two and Championship play-offs on Sunday and Monday.
Fans attending the FA Cup final have been advised to arrive earlier than usual.
“Fan safety is of paramount importance and we have robust security measures in place at Wembley Stadium,” said the FA.
“In collaboration with the Metropolitan Police and the local authorities there will be an enhanced security operation for all upcoming events.
“All supporters are encouraged to arrive for events at Wembley Stadium as early as possible for security checks and to avoid any delays in entering the stadium.”