FK Bodo/Glimt team had to WALK to the Emirates Stadium after their bus broke down on the way.
To play the Gunners in the Europa League group stage, the Norwegian team traveled to North London.
The hilarious scenario started when the team bus for FK Bodo/Glimt became trapped on a tight turn close to the ground.
As shocked onlookers watched, the Bodo/Glimt players were captured moving toward the Emirates Stadium by foot.
The players then amusingly appeared in a video that was uploaded by the club’s official Twitter account as they passed Arsenal fans on their way to the match venue.
Since their painful loss to Villarreal in the same competition’s semifinal back in 2020/21, this will be Arsenal’s first European match at home.
And Arteta is not taking any chances this time in the group stages against the champions of Norway.
With Mikel Arteta’s team undefeated at home thus far this season, they were already in a precarious situation.
The minnows were forced to work extremely hard before the game, which made their mission much more challenging.
The squad and crew decided to walk the remaining distance to the stadium because they could perhaps arrive even later.
Bussen satt seg fast i de trange bakgatene og vi tar beina fatt de siste hundre meterne 🚶 pic.twitter.com/fbV2Re9gb8— FK Bodø/Glimt (@Glimt) October 6, 2022
With a 3-0 victory over Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt, a significantly altered Arsenal team defeated them with ease. Goals from Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding, and Fabio Vieira helped the Gunners take first place in their Europa League group.
With a simple 3-0 win over Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League, Arsenal maintained their hot streak. The Gunners carried on their momentum from their convincing victory in the Emirates Stadium’s north London derby into the game.
Five minutes later, Rob Holding doubled the advantage with a strong header following a beautiful cross from Fabio Vieira. Eddie Nketiah gave them the lead with a brilliant finish after Kieran Tierney’s shot hit the woodwork and fell to him.
Late in the game, Vieira scored a goal for himself to seal the victory after excellent play from Gabriel Jesus, adding to the quick-fire double.
Arsenal now leads their Europa League group after playing two group-stage matches. They are confident going into this weekend’s showdown against Liverpool after winning nine of their first 10 games overall this season.
Arteta believes his team still needs to improve in many areas to control games despite having a clean sheet, extending their winning streak to four games, and maintaining their perfect record in Europe this season.
The three substitutions of Saka, Odegaard, and Jesus at the start of the second half, according to Arteta, were primarily the result of him controlling his players’ playing time more than a bad stretch. However, the Spaniard did note a lack of composure in his team’s performance.