ARSENAL fans woke up on Saturday morning looking forward to a mouthwatering Premier League clash against Manchester United.
But when they checked their phones, they would have seen a text message from the club with an unusual request.
Gunners supporters attending the game were personally contacted by the club just hours before kick off.
The club pleaded with fans to get to the Emirates early in order to avoid queues and help create a special atmosphere in north London.
The message read: “Please arrive early for today’s game to avoid queues. Get here early, get behind the team and raise the roof #COYG.”
While the message itself isn’t particularly untoward, fans were left confused due to the club rarely ever contacting them with messages before a game.
One bemused supporter wrote on social media: “I’ve just had the same text! Don’t usually do that.”
Another said: “Just had a text from the Arsenal saying get there early,” with multiple laughing emojis.
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