Bodo/Glimt urge their own fans NOT to wear Arsenal colours for their Europa League clash with the Gunners over fears they will wear them in the home end in support of Mikel Arteta’s side and Norway star Martin Odegaard
- Arsenal travel to Norway to face Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday
- Bodo/Glimt tell fans not to wear Arsenal colours in the home end for match
- Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is also the captain of the Norway national side
- Bodo/Glimt however will allow supporters to wear half-and-half scarfs
Bodo/Glimt have urged their supporters not to wear Arsenal’s club colours when they turn up to watch their side take on the Gunners in the Europa League clash on Thursday.
The Norwegian side are due to play the Premier League leaders and as part of the game the national team’s captain Martin Odegaard is expected to play for the visitors.
There is an official Arsenal supporters club in Norway, who will be very excited to see Odegaard playing in his native country.
Bodo/Glimt has told fans they will not be allowed to wear Arsenal colours in the home end
However, Bodo/Glimt have told fans attending the match at the Aspmyra Stadion that any ‘Arsenal effects’ will only be permitted in the away end and will be asked to be removed in the home end, although half-and-half scarfs will be allowed.
A club statement said: ‘There are many Arsenal supporters in Norway and many have both Glimt and Arsenal close to their hearts.
‘Therefore, we see it as appropriate to remind you that Arsenal effects are only allowed in the away end.
The club has told fans they will be asked to remove items if they have an Arsenal logo on them
‘This means that we will ask you to remove scarves, caps, t-shirts, jackets etcetera if these have the Arsenal logo or similar on them.
‘However, we make an exception for match scarves or half-and-half scarves as this has become a common thing in stadiums around the world. Half-and-half scarves are the only exception.
‘There will be some areas on the long sides where Arsenal are entitled to tickets. In these areas and from their guests, we will accept away effects.
Bodo/Glimt supporters will be permitted to wear half-and-half scarf in the home end
The Gunners are currently top of group A in the Europa League after winning their first two games against FC Zurich and Bodo/Glimt.
The Norwegian side have a good record of causing upsets at home, having beaten Jose Mourinho’s Serie A side Roma 2-1 and 6-1 in their matches last season in the Europa Conference League, despite losing the ties in Italy.
Mikel Arteta’s side have played a game less than their next opponents after their match against PSV Eindhoven was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Bodo/Glimt are third in the Europa League group A having won one, drawn one and lost one
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article