Arsenal respond to ISIS threat to Emirates Stadium ahead of Bayern clash

Arsenal respond to ISIS threat to Emirates Stadium ahead of Bayern clash

Joel Omotto 18:00 - 09.04.2024

Arsenal have relseaed a statement following a threat by terror group ISIS to attack Emirates Stadium ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal have responded after terror group ISIS threatened an attack on the Emirates Stadium ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

ISIS launched a threat against each of the four venues that will host Champions League football this week which includes the Emirates as Arsenal take on Bayern Munich.

Ahead of the game, Arsenal released a statement saying they will be working closely with the police to ensure the safety of fans.

“We work closely with the Metropolitan Police regarding the safety and security of all supporters and staff at Emirates Stadium for all our matches,” read the statement from the Gunners.

“Our planning for tonight’s fixture is no different and our approach, working together with the Police and UEFA, is proportionate to the current UK threat level.”

The Islamic State released an image on Monday that included the names of the four high-capacity stadiums hosting the quarter-final first legs.

Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium is another threat, leading Spanish authorities to activate "all alert systems".

Security has been ramped up with 1,270 security guards to be deployed in Madrid for the game against Manchester City.

Head of The Ministry of the Interior, Fernando Grand-Marlaska, said: “In terms of preventing the terrorist threat, the State Security Forces and Bodies have activated all their early warning and protection systems, as well as all their response mechanisms ready and willing.”