According to Spanish publication, AS, Atletico Madrid are planning a surprise for the fans at tonight’s match.
With everyone expecting Atletico to progress to the final in Lyon later this month, Arsenal have little to lose in a game they already threw away seven days ago.
3,200 Arsenal fans will be in the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday night hoping that Arsene Wenger can pull one last bit of magic out of his European hat before he heads into the sunset, but everyone connected with the club knows what a huge ask it will be for this side against Diego Simeone’s men at home.
AS write that the Spanish authorities have no idea if the Arsenal fans will arrive looking to make trouble (they won’t) but say that they will be under police surveillance at the game, which, let’s face it, is pretty standard.
“The club does not want to talk much about it, but there will be a surprise for the fans,” they add.
Atletico fans are being urged to arrive early at the stadium and to ensure that they are seated by the time the players emerge on the pitch for their pre-match warm-up.
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