Arsenal fans forced to vacate seats due to ’embarrassing’ Emirates roof leak

Soaked Arsenal fans were forced to swiftly vacate their seats at the Emirates after a huge leak drenched a section of the home supporters on Thursday evening.

The Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League at the round of 16 stage having lost 5-3 on penalties after goals from Granit Xhaka and Pedro Goncalves levelled the score 3-3 on aggregate.

To compound the misery of some of the Emirates faithful, they had to dash from their ticketed seats after a huge stream of water gushed onto their chairs from the roof.

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Snaps of the match show seats being emptied as the rain poured down from the skies, as one amused fan posted on social media: "Looks like the Kroenkes have installed a new water feature here at the Emirates."

A second said: "Everything was falling apart at the Emirates. Players injured, leaking roof, lost the game."

A third wrote: "We allocated the money for the Emirates' roof to buy Fabio Viera. What a waste!" A fourth added: "And the roof was leaking. Embarrassing night at the Emirates."

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A spectator added on Friday morning: "I imagine getting the roof fixed was on that list of Emirates stadium upgrades after people got soaked last night."

A large area of empty seats could be clearly seen on the BT Sport broadcast of the fixture, but it was the half-way line effort from Goncalves that stole the show.

Despite Arsenal being five-points clear in the Premier League title race, Arteta was left downbeat as their European journey came to an end.

He told BT Sport: "It's a huge blow obviously. There were moments in the first 75 minutes where we weren't at our level.

"We gave every ball away and we didn't have the capacity to take the game. There were chances to win it in extra-time. There was a lot of uncertainty with the pens.

"It was a very difficult game."


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