Kovil-19: Arsenal take the lead in welcoming fans back after 271 days | UK News
Arsenal welcomed 2,000 lucky fans to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night – the first spectators allowed into a top-tier game in England since March 11.
Alexandre Lacazette ran to celebrate in front of supporters following a 4-1 victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
“It was amazing,” he said.
“It helped us a lot during the game. They pushed us even in the worst moments.”
Manager Michael Arteta said: “It makes a huge difference to feel that support and energy from them.”
The fans then waited 271 days to return to Emirates Stadium Corona virus In the spring it was declared an epidemic by the World Health Organization.
Supporters are asked to wear masks and avoid over-hunting and hugging.
However, cutting and singing spells can be a little difficult to practice.
Gunners fan Steve Mansanero said: “I’m screaming my lungs out.
“If I’m not busy by the time I get to work tomorrow, we’ll not have a good time.”
At the final whistle, the stadium announcer announced: “It’s great to see you, to hear you again.”
The updated rules are set out in Tier 1, and a maximum of 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events.
Up to 2,000 people will be allowed in Tier 2 areas, but none in Tier 3.