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Champions League: Arsenal squad stranded five hours at airport ahead of Lens clash

Arsenal’s players and coaches were stranded at Luton Airport for five hours ahead of their Champions League group game at Lens on Tuesday night.

 

The Gunners were scheduled to travel to France on Monday afternoon. And manager Mikel Arteta was due to speak to the media at 6pm UK time.

But a storm in the surrounding areas of Luton Airport saw Arsenal’s chartered flight delayed.

The UK Mirror reports that Arsenal will not face a fine, as the incident was out of their control.

Their flight eventually took off in the evening and Arteta was ultimately forced to conduct his media duties over the phone.

Arsenal won their first game against PSV 4-0 at the Emirates.

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