sport news Arsenal left 'bitterly disappointed' over Europa League final venue choice

Arsenal demand answers from UEFA on Baku Europa League final and say they still don't know if 6,000 fans will be able to make it to the game Arsenal are 'bitterly disappointed' by the Europa League final venue choice Supporters are finding it difficult to find affordable travel to Baku, Azerbaijan Fans must embark on a 2,500-mile trip to attend the game later this month Both clubs have received a dismal ticket allocation at the 68,000-seater venue 

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 10:21 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 10:30 BST, 16 May 2019

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Arsenal have admitted they are 'bitterly disappointed' by the mounting challenges their fans are facing in reaching the Europa League final.

The Gunners are set to play Premier League rivals Chelsea in the competition's showpiece on May 29.

However, the final venue in Baku, Azerbaijan is proving problematic for supporters with travel arrangements proving difficult to sort.

Arsenal have admitted they are 'bitterly disappointed' by the venue for the Europa League final

Arsenal have admitted they are 'bitterly disappointed' by the venue for the Europa League final

The Gunners have released a statement voicing their concerns about the issues fans are facing

The Gunners have released a statement voicing their concerns about the issues fans are facing

Only seven miles separates the London teams' stadiums, but their fans must embark on a 2,500-mile trip to attend the game.

There are only three scheduled flights per week between London and Baku, but all seats are sold out in the days before and after the match - other non-direct flights can take over 10 hours.

Driving the distance would take upwards of 50 hours behind the wheel, while a train journey could last as long as four days.

They have also been given an abysmal allocation of just 6,000 tickets, despite the stadium being capable of holding over 60,000 fans.

A statement from the club read: 'Everyone at Arsenal is delighted to have reached the UEFA Europa League final and we are all very much looking forward to the match against Chelsea.

'However, we are bitterly disappointed by the fact that

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