Arsenal spend extra night in Norway after flight back to London is cancelled

Arsenal were forced to spend an extra night in Norway after their flight back to London was cancelled due to fog after their 3-0 win over Molde on Thursday, according to Sky Sports

The team was scheduled to return to London immediately after their Europa League tie last night but had to adapt their transfer plans as their flight was not guaranteed a landing spot in London as a result of heavy fog.

The Gunners ran the risk of their flight being diverted to the Midlands or to Amsterdam and decided to postpone their travel plans as a result of this uncertainty. They spent an extra night in their hotel in Norway and made the decision to return to London on Friday morning. 

Their delayed return to England is not expected to have any adverse impact on their plans and they will train as expected prior to their Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday at the Emirates. 

Mikel Arteta’s side sealed qualification to the knockout stage of the Europa League after beating Molde 3-0 courtesy of goals from Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson and Folarin Balogun. Pepe put in a stellar display and was voted man of the match while Balogun scored his first goal for the first team after coming on as a second half substitute. 

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