Tag: Baku

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs get poor response from UEFA after complaints

UEFA wants clubs to help fans shoulder the financial burden of travelling to European finals because they have to give tickets to sponsors.

UEFA have ‘no regrets’ over Baku final despite letting people in free to fill...

At halftime on Wednesday UEFA threw open the gates to the Europa League final to avoid the spectacle of a half-empty stadium but their president says he has no regrets about holding the game in Baku.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Europa League final: Official Arsenal v Chelsea teams

So, it's finally here, the final match of Arenal's season all the way out in Baku.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Europa League final live blog: Arsenal v Chelsea

After weeks of waiting, the Europa League final is finally here.

Arsenal fans hassled by Baku police makes mockery of UEFA Mkhitaryan assurances

Despite UEFA's protestations that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would have been perfectly safe to travel to Baku to play in the Europa League final, the experience of Arsenal fans so far says otherwise.

Petr Cech: Chelsea are the favourites

Petr Cech believes that Chelsea will handle the pressure of the Europa League final better than Arsenal because they've played in more European finals.

Chelsea explains what Unai Emery has brought to Arsenal

David Luiz believes Chelsea not only need to beat Arsenal to win the Europa League but they also need to overcome Unai Emery which strikes me as being the same thing, but here we are.

UEFA forbid Arsenal from wearing Mkhitaryan tshirts

Arsenal players will not be able to show any sign of support for Henrikh Mkhitaryan before the Europa League final thanks to UEFA's rules.
France's midfielder N'Golo Kante poses ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Group H qualification football match between France and Iceland at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on March 25, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Brilliant news for Arsenal as key Chelsea star ruled out with injury

Chelsea will be without N'Golo Kante for the Europa League final on Wednesday evening after picking up a knee injury in training over the weekend.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger of France poses during a photo session in Paris on May 22, 2019. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Arsene Wenger: It’s the fans who suffer

Arsene Wenger has hit out at the decision to hold the Europa League final in Baku, saying it is the fans who will suffer rather than the teams.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United ahead of the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho says sorry to Arsenal and Chelsea fans

Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy to Arsenal and Chelsea fans who are unable to attend the Europa League final in Baku while pointing out there is much more pressure on Arsenal to win the game than his old club.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Arsenal fans celebrate during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal sell twice as many tickets for final than Chelsea

Arsenal will have around 4,000 fans in Baku while Chelsea were only able to sell approximately 2,000 tickets for the Arsehole of Nowhere Final.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

What UEFA's report really said about Baku ahead of Europa League final

UEFA's own report stated that Baku was not fit to host the Champions League or Europa League final, claiming that local university dormitories and campsites would be needed to house supporters.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Herikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal leaves the pitch after the match is called off due to poor weather conditions of the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham at Meadow Park on February 04, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal need to remind UEFA they are nothing with clubs

I’m often told that politics has no place in football, but those critics are oddly silent as Arsenal and Chelsea fans struggle to get to a match that a professional footballer won’t play in because he doesn’t feel safe.

Arsenal face UEFA punishment over Baku protests

Arsenal fans are being warned that the club faces punishment if any fans protest about the farce that is the Europa League final at the match in Baku.

Arsenal and Chelsea farce shows the future of football excludes fans

Fanzones. That's where UEFA want football fans. As far away as possible from the actual football where they might ruin the spectacle beamed around the world with their loutish, working-class behaviour.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Some Arsenal fans blocked from attending Europa League final over their nationality

Some Arsenal fans are finding themselves unable to attend the Europa League final in Baku, even if they have a ticket and flights booked, simply because of their nationality.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

UEFA claim they have given Arsenal adequate assurances over Mkhitaryan’s safety

UEFA claim they have given Arsenal assurances over Henrikh Mkhitaryan's safety should the Armenian travel to Baku for the Europa League final.

Arsenal’s nightmare travel schedule explained

Arsenal face some heavy trekking thanks to their Europa League trip to Azerbaijan, but how is it all going to play out?