Arsenal players and backroom staff have landed in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea.
Gunners boss, Unai Emery, has decided to fly to Baku early, getting a two-day head start on Chelsea.
Emery and his squad will use local training facilities, to get ready for the clash with their London rivals
Arsenal have taken a big squad on the 5,000-mile round-trip, as they can name 12 substitutes for the game.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, in contrast, however thinks his team is better served by continuing to use their Surrey training base in London.
They will not fly out until Monday.
Both clubs will be allowed train in Baku’s Olympic stadium, which stages the final, to get used to the pitch.