“Clueless” – Arsenal fans are very worried about friendly before Baku final

Arsenal are currently enduring a 17 day wait between their last Premier League game of the season against Burnley and their final in Baku to compete for the Europa League trophy and a place in the Champions League.

It’s a long time to be going without competitive action; longer than your average international break, and even longer than some winter breaks in other countries.

Chelsea would have faced the same prospect had they not flown to Massachusetts to face New England Revolution in a charity match named ‘Final Whistle on Hate’, a battle against anti-semitism.

They won the game 3-0, though it cost them dear as Ruben Loftus-Cheek was ruled out of the final with an achilles injury – a player who’d developed into one of Chelsea’s best and most reliable in recent months.

In an attempt to stay sharp and match fit, Arsenal appeared to have booked in a behind closed doors friendly against LASK Linz. This isn’t too strange for the Gunners and Emery to do, having played a few fixtures away from the media in their summer preparations as well.

Despite the good intentions, this news hasn’t gone down very well with the fans, who are terrified of losing one of their best players to injury before the big, season-defining final.

Here’s a quick look at what they’re saying about the club’s decision to host a friendly…

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