UEFA has shielded its choice to assign just 6,000 tickets separately to Chelsea and Arsenal for the Europa League last in Baku.
Arsenal’s 7-3 total win over Valencia and Chelsea’s punishment shoot-out triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday set up an all-English experience in Azerbaijan on May 29.
It is the first run through the Premier League has had four delegates in the two finals of Europe’s top club competitions, with Liverpool and Tottenham going head to head for Champions League brilliance in Madrid on June 1.
In any case, enthusiasts of both Arsenal and Chelsea were left baffled by an assignment of 6,000 tickets for each club, notwithstanding the Olympic Stadium in the Azeri capital having a limit of near 70,000.
UEFA, however, demands its ticketing arrangement is “mindful”.
“In light of UEFA’s ongoing knowledge with UEFA Europa League finals and the UEFA Super Cup in practically identical scenes the number of finalists’ supporters mentioning tickets for a UEFA Europa League last can differ significantly from club to club,” a UEFA articulation read.
“Obviously, it is difficult to anticipate ahead of time which clubs will achieve the last while the scene must be picked around two years ahead of time.
“Contemplating the abovementioned and in particular the land area and calculated limit of air terminals in and around the host city, it was considered that around 15,000 observers would almost certainly travel from abroad, with Baku as the principal center.
“Offering more tickets to aficionados of the taking part groups, with no certification that they would almost certainly organize appropriate travel to achieve Baku, was along these lines, not a dependable alternative.
“In light of these conditions, during the current year’s UEFA Europa League last in Baku, 6,000 tickets have been made accessible to every one of the finalists.”
Arsenal expressed on Thursday that they stayed in exchanges with UEFA over adding to their allotment, in spite of the fact that expansion would seem improbable.