Two fans injured in violent clashes between Chelsea and Arsenal prior to the Europa League final with one in the hospital with an & # 39; open head wound & # 39;
- Chelsea and Arsenal fans beat each other in Baku in the run-up to the big game
- Fans of both English teams are in Azerbaijan for the Europa League final
- According to local reports, two fans were taken to the hospital overnight
- Azerbaijani Ministry of Health spokesperson confirmed that a fan has a & # 39; open head injury & # 39; had
Two fans were injured in violent clashes between Chelsea and Arsenal in Baku prior to the Europa League final, according to reports in Azerbaijan.
Local reports in Baku state that two supporters were brought to the hospital overnight and treated for their injuries.
Supporters of both English clubs are in Azerbaijan for the European final, which starts on Wednesday evening at eleven o'clock local time.
Two fans were injured in violent clashes between Chelsea and Arsenal in Baku
Baku-based newspaper Haqqin.az the story broke on Wednesday morning, although there has been no confirmation from any of the Premier League clubs since.
Azerbaijani Ministry of Health spokeswoman Parviz Abubekirov revealed that a British fan was admitted to the hospital with an open head wound and bruising "as a result of an argument between fans of the two football teams."
Abubekirov adds that a Russian man was injured in an unrelated incident in a bar and was treated on the spot.
Arsenal and Chelsea fans have found their way to Baku (there is no suggestion that the depicted supporters were involved in the confrontations)
Both teams also have local supporters based in Azerbaijan (there is no suggestion that any supporters were involved in the confrontations)
Relatively few English fans have traveled to Azerbaijan for Wednesday's final due to the high costs, and neither Arsenal nor Chelsea have sold out their allocations of 6,000 tickets each.
However, many fans from both clubs flew in from Russia and Southeast Asia and both Arsenal and Chelsea have local supporters in Azerbaijan.
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