Arsenal Supporters Trust in talks with club over refunds for games behind doors

Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) have contacted the club as they look for answers about tickets for games played behind closed doors.

Coronavirus has already meant that the Gunners trip to Manchester City on Wednesday was postponed with fears that more matches will be called off or played behind closed doors.

Around Europe, many matches have been forced to be played without fans, including in the Champions League and Europa League.

There are reports that the same will happen to the Premier League, leaving many fans wondering whether they get refunds on tickets.

And the AST are looking to get answers for Arsenal fans with the Gunners’ next home match set for April 4 as they host Norwich.

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The AST tweeted: “Arsenal’s Ticketing Terms and Conditions are clear they have no legal requirement to refund a game played behind closed doors.

“However the AST hopes that they would see this as the right thing to do.

“We have contacted them and asked for an update. We will keep members updated.”

Arsenal’s match with Manchester City was postponed after Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis recently contracted Covid-19.

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The Gunners were beaten by the Greek side in the Europa League and made close contact with Marinakis.

An Arsenal statement read: “As a result of this exercise we identified that a number of players met the Olympiacos owner immediately following the game.

“The medical advice we have received puts the risk of them developing Covid-19 at extremely low.

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“However, we are strictly following the Government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact.

“The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires.

“Four Arsenal staff – who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match – will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.”

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