PSV Eindhoven hit with £34,700 fine and ordered to pay Arsenal for the damage fans caused during Europa League clash at the Emirates
- PSV Eindhoven played Arsenal at the Emirates in the Europa League recently
- Their supporters caused damage to the stadium during their visit
- UEFA have acted by handing the club a fine and ordering them to pay damages
- PSV will also not be allowed to sell tickets for their next European away game
PSV Eindhoven have been hit with a €40,000 fine (£34,700) for the damage their fans caused during their Europa League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on October 20.
The Dutch club will also not be allowed to sell tickets to fans for their next European away game, and have been ordered to reimburse Arsenal for the damage done by their supporters.
Confirming their decision, UEFA released a statement on Thursday morning outlining the punishment handed down to PSV.
PSV Eindhoven have been fined for the way their fans behaved at the Emirates Stadium
Security had to step in as some chairs were ripped out by supporters in the away end
The statement read: ‘Fine PSV Eindhoven €40,000 and to ban PSV Eindhoven from selling tickets to its away supporters for the next one (1) UEFA competition match, for throwing of objects, crowd disturbances and acts of damages.
‘To order PSV Eindhoven to contact Arsenal FC within 30 days for the settlement of damages caused by its supporters, i.e. for the damaged seats.’
PSV fans filled up their allocation in the away corner of the Emirates, and proceeded to rip up seats in the stadium.
A lit flare could also be seen being held by a supporter at one stage, leading to a line of security heading over to keep a close eye on matters.
Granit Xhaka scored the winning goal as Arsenal edged past PSV at the Emirates
They certainly made themselves heard during the game, but were unable to inspire their team to victory as Arsenal picked up a 1-0 win thanks to a second half Granit Xhaka strike.
PSV and Arsenal are due to meet again on Thursday night, with the Gunners needing a point to seal top spot in Group A.
PSV will then finish the group stages with a trip to Bodo/Glimt, but their fans will not be allowed to travel with them to that game.