Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford in the FA Cup 6th round will be played at 7.45pm on Monday 9 March. Yep, Monday. A f*cking Monday.
The fixture has been selected for broadcast on BBC One…who’ve obviously given no shits whatsoever about the travelling fans who’ll struggle to return home as there are currently no trains scheduled to leave Manchester for London after the game.
A statement from Arsenal on the issue reveals the club are considering their options.
“In the wake of this announcement, the club is exploring a number of options to help our travelling supporters get back to London afterwards.
“No return trains are currently timetabled and we will let supporters know the proposed travel plans as soon as possible.”
Let’s hope the club puts on coaches for all those making the trip north. As it’s the FA Cup we’ll have a bigger allocation than usual.