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Terror Alert: Arsenal Fans To Face Strict Security Checks Ahead Of Champions League Clash With PSG

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parc-des-princesArsenal fans are set to go through strict security checks for the upcoming Champions League Group A clash with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

Shedding light on the serious situation, the Gunners bosses have alerted the fans that they could face strict security checks.

arenal-letterThe letter read: “Unfortunately, supporters will NOT be allowed entry to the stadium without the printed copy of confirmation of purchase email/letter AND photo ID, to accompany their match ticket.

“PLEASE NOTE. As a consequence of these extra security checks, supporters are advised to allow more time than usual to enter the stadium. Ticket checks and searches will be thorough and potentially time consuming.”

“These extra security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all supporters and are reflective of the current security situation in France.”

“These extra measures are the result of consultation with the French authorities, both clubs and the Metropolitan Police.”

“We would like to thank all our supporters for your understanding and co-operation with this matter.”

parc-des-princes-stadium-paris-saint-germainIt is believed that the Gunners fans would have to wait for two-and-a-half hours or more before gaining entry into the Parc des Princes, due to a series of security checks.

Strict security measures have been adopted because France have witnessed a series of heinous terror attacks for the last 18 months.

Earlier, France lived the nightmares of a terror attack led by pro ISIS groups where three suicide bombers targeted the Stade de France.

Spectators gather on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

A friendly between France and Germany was halted due to due to a series of blasts that were reported.

france theatre attackIn another attack a total of 130 people died out of which 89 were murdered while they were watching American rock band Eagles of Death Metal in the Bataclan theatre.

The Euro 2016 semi-final between France and Iceland also fell prey to an explosion on a vehicle parked  outside the stadium.

bastille-day-in-niceIn another attack 86 people were crushed to death when a crazy driver ran his truck over people who gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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