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'There should be fines levied when clubs do this': Arsenal slammed for handing out 60,000 plastic bags for pre-match display against Valencia Organisers of Arsenal display insist the plastic bags are in fact biodegradable Arsenal handed out the bags for a colourful display ahead of the Valencia game Robert Peston led the criticism following the Europa League clash on Thursday 

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 17:09 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 17:09 BST, 3 May 2019

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Arsenal have been criticised for handing out plastic bags ahead of the Europa League clash with Valencia on Thursday night.

Prior to Arsenal's 3-1 victory in the first-leg of the European semi-final, plastic bags were dished out on every seat in the home end at the Emirates as the club looked to produce a colourful display to ramp up the atmosphere.

And it worked as Arsenal secured a two-goal lead heading into the second-leg at the Mestalla Stadium, with Alexandre Lacazette and both on the scoresheet.

Arsenal put on a very colourful display ahead of kick-off against Valencia in the Europa League

Arsenal put on a very colourful display ahead of kick-off against Valencia in the Europa League

The plastic bags were handed out on every seat in the home end prior to kick-off on Thursday

The plastic bags were handed out on every seat in the home end

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