Arsenal will be first Premier League side to see fans return but many must wait

By: Paul MacInnes Friday 27 November 2020
  • Supporters allowed into Europa League match next Thursday
  • Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa says decision ‘penalises’ clubs

Fans will next week return to the Emirates, the London Stadium and Twickenham in limited numbers but many grounds, including at half of all Premier League clubs, will remain closed.

The government’s new coronavirus restrictions left 51 of the 104 clubs across the Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League able to host a maximum of 2,000 supporters. All the Premier League teams in the south plus those in Liverpool can welcome back fans. The Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, claimed clubs unable to do so were being “penalised”.

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