MORNING GUNNERS FANS
Both of Arsenal’s Europa League games against Benfica will be played on neutral territory, Uefa have confirmed.
Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, the two sides are unable to meet in England or Portugal for the last-32 clash.
UK restrictions mean Arsenal’s entire travelling party would have to quarantine in a hotel for ten days after playing in Portugal.
Benfica’s ‘home’ game will therefore take place at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on February 18.
Arsenal will then play their ‘home’ game in Athens – 2,000 MILES away from the Emirates – on February 25, with Olympiacos’ Karaiskakis Stadium welcoming the clubs.
In other news, Marc Overmars will not be joining the Arsenal boardroom, according to reports.
It had been suggested that the Ajax chief could be returning to North London in an executive role.
But Football.London report on the club being happy with their management setup with little interest in the Dutchman.
Meanwhile, the same news outlet claims that Thomas Partey could be fit for Arsenal’s match with Leeds.
The Ghana star has played in the Gunners’ last seven games having battled a number of injury problems since signing from Atletico Madrid.
And finally, the French Football Federation are reportedly set to open an investigation into the behaviour of William Saliba after a recording of a team-mate’s sex act was leaked on social media.
The Arsenal youngster – currently on loan at Nice – could end up in hot water after an old recording of a team-mate openly masturbating in the dressing room did the rounds on Snapchat.
The video, believed to have been filmed around three years ago, shows Saliba in a France national team tracksuit.