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Arsenal Changes Name of Emirates Stadium For Champions League Clash Against PSV Eindhoven
- The Emirates Stadium was renamed ahead of Arsenal's UCL clash vs. PSV Eindhoven
- The Gunners were forced to rename their facility for the tie due to guidelines by UEFA
- The North Londoners secured an emphatic win in their return to the Champions League
A section of fans were left confused on Wednesday night after realising Arsenal had changed the name of their stadium ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven.
The Gunners hosted the Dutch giants at the Emirates Stadium for the Group B opener in what was the English side's first appearance in the European elite tier in close to seven years.
Until last night, Mikel Arteta's men had not played in the Champions League since the 2016/17 season and were out to make a statement.
Fans who turned up at the Emirates Stadium were treated to a rare sight as they noticed that Arsenal had renamed the facility for the match - to the Arsenal Stadium.
According to Sportbible, the name change was occasioned by UEFA rules regarding sponsorships, with the football governing body not recognising stadium sponsors.
Arsenal demolish PSV at home
Despite the name change to their facility, Arsenal showed no signs of struggle on their return to the Champions League. Sky Sports reports that Arteta's men secured an emphatic win over their Dutch rivals to kick off their campaign in style.
Bukayo Saka needed just eight minutes to open the scoring for the North Londoners at their fortress. Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Jesus, and Martin Odegaard also got their names on the scoresheet to inspire the hosts to a comfortable win.
Arteta has 'good' headache with Arsenal
Sports Brief also reported on Arteta having a so-called 'good headache' ahead of the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on September 23.
Speaking after the UCL game, the coach discussed his squad depth and how he was likely to find trouble pleasing every player with minutes on the pitch.
Victory for the Gunners against PSV Eindhoven was already wrapped up in the first half as they scored three goals to put the game beyond the Dutch giants.