Arsenal has announced after the government confirmed London’s new tier 2 restrictions that 2,000 fans will be allowed into their Europa League game with Rapid Vienna next Thursday.
With tier two restrictions allowing 2,000 supporters at an outdoor venue from 2 December Arsenal will be the first Premier League club to welcome supporters back into grounds since Brighton.
A club statement read: “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, 3 December.”
“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.”