This Europa League week gets weirder and weirder. After Ukraine declared martial law due to an escalation in tensions between themselves and Russia, UEFA decided that the game due to take place at Vorskla’s home stadium in Poltava would be move to the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv.
Now, reports this afternoon suggest that that game itself could be in doubt after the ‘home’ side say they’ve received no confirmation from the stadium that it will be hosting the match and issues remain over ticket sales.
A spokesperson for the Ukrainian club said, “The Olympic Stadium hasn’t given us any kind of confirmation or any other kind of answer.”
Arsenal travelled this afternoon with a fringe squad because of upcoming Premier League commitments, with a host of youngsters making the trip alongside a handful of experienced players.
Let’s hope they’ve got a game to play and the fans, already inconvenienced by the change in venue, have something to make the journey worthwhile.