UEFA has requested Arsenal to launch a joint effort in a bid to ensure supporters smooth sailing to Baku for the Europa League final.
The Gunners are scheduled to take on Chelsea in the Azerbaijan capital on 29th May in an all England final. Since the finalists are confirmed both the clubs have been dealing with a number of issues.
Only 6000 tickets have been allocated for each clubs for a stadium which can hold up to 70000 people. Arsenal are also facing problems in selling their tickets as Azerbaijan has rejected visa to a number of Armenian-British supporters due to the ongoing tension with Armenia.
UEFA competitions director Giorgio Marchetti said, “I confirm our availability to work with you in order to find helpful solutions for your fans.
“It goes without saying that an all-English final played by two London teams was not a very predictable event at the time of the appointment. There is little doubt that this has added significant difficulties to the event logistics.
“We are really sorry for the problems that your (and Chelsea’s) fans are encountering trying to organise their journey to Baku.
“Our experts are keenly working on this matter with a view to help find cheaper solutions for travelling fans. We would welcome a joint effort with your club in this respect.”