Arsenal Fans Make Long-Awaited Return To Emirates Stadium For Europa League Clash
For the first time in eight months, Arsenal fans were at the Emirates Stadium to watch a game of football.
With the UK's lockdown coming to an end and London being placed in tier two, 2,000 supporters were present to watch Arsenal's visit of Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
Fans were spread out to adhere to social distancing rules and face masks were also worn but just them being there gave a whole new feel to the fixture.
After being applauded by stewards upon their entry to the turnstiles, Arsenal fans made some serious noise with chants and songs after a long, interminable period without anyone in attendance.
They even sarcastically mocked the Vienna's non-existent away end with chants of "your support is f*****g s**t.
The Arsenal players coming out to a round of applause at the Emirates! :heart_eyes:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 3, 2020
This is what it's all about... pic.twitter.com/Co2zdwnlpD
Football is nothing without the fans...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 3, 2020
Arsenal's players show the love to every single fan in attendance this evening.
Class :clap: pic.twitter.com/cQYGJAeJpz
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Spurred on by the home support, Alexandre Lacazette scored a stunning long-range effort to open the scoring before knee-sliding directly in front of the fans.
Look at the movement on that! :cloud_tornado:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 3, 2020
Alexandre Lacazette with a thunderbolt of a strike :zap: pic.twitter.com/ybn0r0JaTl
Pablo Mari then added a second in his first game since going off injured against Manchester City back in June, before Eddie Nketiah made it 3-0 before half-time.
Superb scenes all-round in North London and we look forward to the same level of atmosphere at all other Premier League grounds with supporters in the coming weeks.
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