Arsenal’s Europa League home leg vs Benfica is thrown into CHAOS after Athens is sent into lockdown

Arsenal’s Europa League second leg against Benfica is thrown into chaos with ‘home’ venue set to be moved AGAIN after Greek prime minister ordered full lockdown until February 28 just hours after Olympiacos’ home stadium was confirmed

  • There is still uncertainty over Arsenal’s Europa League last-32 tie vs Benfica
  • Arsenal’s away leg, set for Benfica on February 18, has been moved to Rome
  • Home leg, a week later, was initially confirmed for Athens amid Covid pandemic
  • But now Athens has been sent into a full lockdown until the end of February 

Arsenal‘s ‘home’ leg of their last-32 Europa League tie against Benfica has been plunged into further chaos after Greece‘s prime minister announced a full lockdown in Athens until February 28 to curb a surge in Covid-19 cases.

It had been confirmed on Tuesday that Olympiacos’ Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium would host Arsenal’s home leg due to Covid regulations of certain nations, after the away leg was earlier announced for Rome’s Stadio Olimpico Stadium.

But now plans are set to be re-considered once again after prime…