Yesterday (Wednesday) after six years Arsenal players played in the Champions League and this means that for this competition their stadium has to change its name.
The last time Arsenal played in the Champions League was in 2017. Wednesday night changed that tradition too, as the Gunners finished second in the Premier League last season, earning Champions League qualification.
The first match in this elite club football competition was against PSV Eindhoven which was easily won with a deep score of 4-0.
This match took place at the Emirates Stadium. However, that stadium will not be called that due to clear UEFA rules.
Stadiums in the Champions League cannot bear the name of a sponsor and since Emirates is the main sponsor of Arsenal, the London club had to register another name for this stadium.
The Gunners didn’t think too much and registered the name “Arsenal Stadium” for home matches in the Champions League.
Arsenal are in a group with PSV, Lens and Sevilla, and anything but a spot in the knockout stages would be a real disappointment for Mikel Arteta’s side.