The 2022 UEFA Champions League final, which was scheduled to take place in Russia, will now be moved and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium could be an option, according to Sky Sports.
The final of Europe’s most prestigious competition this year was set to take place at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg, Russia. However, due to the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, UEFA have reportedly decided to change the venue of this season’s final, and the game could now be held in London.
Wembley is the obvious choice, but it has been claimed that the Champions League final is unlikely to take place there this season. As a result, the Emirates could be an option.
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium could host the 2022 UEFA Champions League final
Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol said: “I think at the moment it is looking unlikely that it will be at Wembley because that weekend we have the League Two and the Championship playoffs.
“UEFA do like London as a venue, and just a few days after the Champions League final, there’s this big new game that UEFA have set up with CONMBEBOL, the South American Football confederation, which will see the champions of Europe – Italy – play the champions of South America – Argentina – at Wembley.
“I think that is just two or three days after the Champions League final. So I’m not sure whether UEFA would want to have two big events in London. UEFA have got quite a few options.
“They need a venue that can cope with 100,000 supporters coming for the weekend, so you are thinking of places like Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Munich, Rome, Milan and of course London as well. London has the London Stadium and the Emirates Stadium as well.”
The Insider’s View:
If UEFA decide to go with London, they’ll have West Ham’s London Stadium, Tottenham’s home ground and Arsenal’s Emirates to choose from.
The home of the Hammers and the Spurs are very new compared to that of the Gunners. That could make them the favourites over our Emirates, which may not be a bad thing after all.
It would really hurt to see one of our rivals win the Champions League at the Emirates before we even get back into the competition. The memes on social media will go on forever and we all know how annoying that will be.
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