Arsenal have confirmed that they will welcome 2000 supporters at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, December 3rd when they take on Rapid Viena.
Arsenal will be home against Vienna in the fifth game of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium next week.
"We're delighted to confirm that we will be safely welcoming 2,000 supporters to our Europa League home match against Rapid Vienna on Thursday, December 3," a statement from the club read.
"It’s been almost nine long months since we had fans in attendance at Emirates Stadium and our matches have simply not been the same without you."
"While we appreciate that reduced capacity matches will be far from being ‘back to normal’, we can’t wait to welcome our fans back home for what will be a historic moment for the club."
"This follows the UK Government announcement that Emirates Stadium is located in a Tier 2 area under the latest COVID-19 guidelines."
"We will not be running a ticketing ballot for the match against Rapid Vienna. For this match only, we will be running a “first come, first served” priority sale to Gold and Premium Members who made their Initial Payment and registered for the ballot in September."
It's been a long nine long months without our fans.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 26, 2020
And our matches simply haven't been the same.
So we're delighted to confirm that we'll be safely welcoming 2,000 fans back to Emirates Stadium for next week's #UEL fixture 👇