The English supporters are more upset than ever! Manchester United fans took to the Old Trafford lawn last week to protest against the club’s leaders, the Glazer family. A demonstration which had forced the English Federation to postpone the match between Manchester United and Liverpool. Ahead of the Europa League semi-final, Arsenal management therefore took the issues head-on by teaming up with the Metropolitan Police. According to information from Sky Sports News, the London club are working with intelligence analysts to strengthen the security of Emirates Stadium, and therefore the smooth running of the game.
The intelligence services operate mainly on social networks in order to detect the slightest illegal emulation. On the same British media outlet quoted above, the authorities clarified: “A proportionate law enforcement plan is in place for tonight, as is the case with all football matches. We are working closely with all of our football clubs and that has continued throughout this week. “
Since that incident at Old Trafford, English clubs have each stepped up their security by increasing the number of stewards and police who will be inside and outside. An almost natural transition since supporters will be allowed, up to 10,000 people in Tottenham stadium for example, to support their team for the last league match this season, on May 19. In addition to the extra-sporting aspect, at the end of the confrontation which starts at 9 pm, the Mancuniens will know which Villarreal or Arsenal will find themselves in the final against them. While nothing has ever been decided in football, Manchester United still have a huge lead over AS Roma thanks to a 6-2 last week at Old Trafford.