Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Arsenal slammed over 14-minute flight to Norwich

Norwich City's Alexander Tettey has a shot on goal which teammate Grant Holt followed up to score against Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road on Saturday. Norwich won the game 1-0

Arsenal have been strongly criticised for their “absurd” decision to charter a private jet for the 14-minute flight from London to Norwich last Saturday.

Jennifer Parkhouse of the Norwich and Norfolk Friends of the Earth said: “It is absurd. I cannot see any reason why they would have flown, other than it being a rather ostentatious display of the club’s wealth. They must have spent more time getting on and off the plane than in the air.”

Manager Arsène Wenger blamed rail disruptions and traffic problems. He said: “Usually we take the train and there was no train available.”

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