Arsenal have warned fans attending Wednesday’s Champions League game with Roma that they may be “at risk” if they travel unaccompanied to the Stadio Olimpico.
The club have printed a booklet warning the travelling fans to avoid routes taken by Roma’s ‘Ultra’ supporters.
“Do not take trains to the Piazza Flaminio or attempt to use the Ponte Duca D’Aosta bridge,” it states.
“Please stay away from the Campo De Fiori, where there has been a lot of trouble amongst football fans.”
Rome has been selected by Uefa as the host for this season’s Champions League final but city officials have been warned by European football’s governing body that any serious acts of hooliganism between now and 27 May could see the event moved elsewhere.
The Italian capital has become notorious in the wake of several high-profile incidents in recent years, most notably when a number of Manchester United fans were stabbed in clashes with Roma fans in two separate incidents in the city in 2007.
“If you travel to the stadium independently please be aware you are at risk,” stated the booklet.
The Piazza Flaminio and Ponte Duca D’Aosta bridge are identified as “habitual routes taken by the Ultras to the stadium”.