Arsenal Fans Trust (AST) have made their disappointed feelings very clear on UEFA’s decision to schedule tonight’s game against BATE Borisov early.
The Europa League match has been set for 17h55 (London time), causing the club’s fanbase to fume in a letter to UEFA.
Fears of poor attendance due to travel time after work has been the core complaint.
“This is a totally unacceptable and inconvenient kick-off time for a vast number of Arsenal fans who have to travel to the game after work from across London, the South East and further afield,” wrote the AST.
“The result will be a huge number of empty seats and many fans having to pay for a ticket on their season tickets which they cannot use.
The letter concluded by requesting UEFA not to repeat the same scheduling in the future.
“Can you also give a reassurance that having been faced with this situation that UEFA will ensure that such scheduling does not occur again.”
Source: The Standard.
Unai Emery’s men have the seemingly achievable task of turning the 1-0 deficit suffered in Belarus in the first leg last week.