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Arsenal slams UEFA over Europa final venue

Arsenal have slammed UEFA over the decision to host the Europa League final in the Azerbaijan capital Baku, due to the "unacceptable" problems it has created for supporters.

Arsenal and Chelsea have been given just 6,000 tickets each by UEFA for the May 29 game, in a stadium with a capacity of over 68,000.

Arsenal claim even those tickets may not sell out because of the difficulty of getting to Azerbaijan, which is over 12 hours from London and has few direct flights.

The north London club added that "we have received many complaints from our fans about this and we fully share their concerns."

"We would urge UEFA to ensure that supporter logistics and requirements are a key part of any future decisions for final venues as what has happened this season is unacceptable, and cannot be repeated."

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