By Richard Clarke

The Arsenal team travelled to Rome later than expected on Tuesday.

Arsène Wenger and his squad were set to leave in the middle of the afternoon but were delayed because of a fault in their aircraft. They eventually arrived in the evening but the rescheduling did force the cancellation of the usual Uefa press conference on the eve of the game.

“We waited for two hours at our training ground,” said Wenger. “But it was not too disturbing.”

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