Revealed- Russia annoyed with Arsenal

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Russian authorities seem annoyed with Arsenal after the club posted warnings issued by the UK Foreign Office on their website.

Arsenal have been drawn against CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarterfinals.

The ties come in the middle of a diplomatic crisis between the two countries following the attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter, allegedly using the nerve gas, Novichok.

Both countries are currently in the process of expelling diplomats from the other country as the incident escalates.

Speaking to the press, Russia’s World Cup organising committee chief, Alexis Sorokin, was keen to ease any fears Arsenal fans might have ahead of the away leg.

“It is a shame that the games will be played in such circumstance,” Sorokin told TASS, who is also a senior member of the Russian Football Union.

“We will ensure security in equal measures to all — from dignitaries to fans.”

But Sorokin was disappointed/annoyed with Arsenal’s decision to put the Foreign Office’s travel advisory on their website.

“To us, there is no difference which country people come from or what our diplomatic relations with them are,” he said.

“There are absolutely no grounds for such warnings.”

Although Arsenal will be allocated up to 4,000 tickets for the game it is believed only around 350 will travel.

 

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