Arsenal and Chelsea will compete in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
TalkSport pundit Micky Quinn has hit out at Arsenal and Chelsea fans for failing to sell-out their Europa League final tickets and claimed that Newcastle United and Liverpool would fill out their allocation with ease.
The Mirror have reported that the London duo have returned 3,000 tickets each for the Europa League final, which is taking place in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku.
It is said that UEFA, who gave both teams a total of 12,000 tickets for the major final, are not worried by this outcome and are confident that the game will sell-out.
Speaking to Hawksbee and Jacobs on TalkSport (28/05/2019), Quinn wasn’t impressed with the Arsenal and Chelsea fans, as he claimed that Liverpool would have sold their allocation and Newcastle fans would have walked to Baku.
“I’m looking at Arsenal, big club,” Quinn told TalkSport. “Big Premier League club. I’m looking at Chelsea, big Premier League club. They must have a worldwide fanbase, with the Premier League going around worldwide?! And they cannot get 6000 fans to go to Baku. Arsenal or Chelsea! 6000!
“I mean worldwide fans to Baku. Whatever, how dangerous it is, or how long the trip is, I don’t know. I just find it astonishing that they can’t fill an allocation of 6000 to go to a Europa League Cup final.
“I’ll use my two examples, Liverpool would fill 6000 and Newcastle United fans would walk there!”
Newcastle aren’t in European action, but Liverpool will be preparing for their own final showdown when they take part in the Champions League final on Saturday.
The final will take place in Madrid, with thousands and thousands of fans expected to descend to Spain’s capital where the Merseyside club will be hoping to win their sixth European trophy.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham will stand in their way of glory as the London club aim to win their first ever Champions League crown.