Arsenal’s players and coaching staff experienced a challenging situation at Luton Airport, enduring a five-hour delay just before their Champions League group match against Lens on Tuesday evening.
Initially, the Gunners had planned to travel to France on Monday afternoon, and manager Mikel Arteta was scheduled to conduct a media conference at 6pm UK time.
However, an intense storm in the vicinity of Luton Airport disrupted Arsenal’s plans, resulting in a significant delay to their chartered flight.
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According to the UK Mirror, Arsenal will not face any fines as the circumstances were entirely beyond their control.
Their flight eventually took off in the evening, prompting Arteta to fulfill his media commitments over the phone.
It’s worth highlighting that Arsenal secured a convincing 4-0 victory at the Emirates in their first match against PSV.