Uefa have confirmed that Arsenal’s last-32 Europa League double-header with Benfica will be played in Italy and Greece due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Benfica will be the home side for the first leg at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. The match will be played on 18 February at 8pm.
The Gunners will then ‘host’ the second leg in Athens at Olympiacos’ Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium on 25 February. A kick-off time is yet to be confirmed.
Obviously, it’s sort of amusing that even when Arsenal aren’t drawn against Olympiacos we still get to go and play on their patch.
So Rome and Athens, if we lose on away goals while playing on neutral territory it’ll be both comedy and tragedy.