Arsenal put on a show as they welcomed 2,000 fans back to the Emirates Stadium with a 4-1 victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
Nine months after last being permitted to have fans inside the ground, 2,000 spectators were given access following new government guidelines and they were treated to another fine Europa League performance from the Gunners.
Goals from Alexandre Lacazete (10) Pablo Marin (21) and Eddie Nketiah (44) delighted the Arsenal fans as Mikel Arteta’s side led 3-0 at the interval.
Koya Kitagawa’s strike just after the restart dampened the mood at the Emirates Stadium for a brief moment, but substitute Emile Smith-Rowe sent the fans home happy as Arsenal kept up their 100 per cent record in this season’s Europa League.
Victory ensures the Gunners finish top of Group B with one game – a trip to Dundalk next Thursday – left to play and head into Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham, live on Sky Sports, on a high.