Arsenal launches investigation into fan delay

Arsenal has opened an investigation to find out why hundreds of

their supporters were delayed in getting to the Sao Paulo Stadium

ahead of their team’s 2-0 loss to Napoli in the Champions


Arsenal, which finished second in Group F and progressed to the

knockout stage despite the loss, says the club will ”work out

precisely what happened” after fans complained of disorganization

and rough treatment from police.

Arsenal had warned their fans to take extra care following

previous problems with the Italian side’s fans. Many supporters

caught in traffic or delayed by congestion at the stadium entrance

missed the kick-off.

The Premier League club says ”we are very disappointed for our

fans that they had a difficult evening but the circumstances were

beyond our control.”