Arsenal’s return to Europe passed smoothly in a game that will take a strange, unwanted place in history. A minute’s silence cannot have been conducted before too many other second halves but before the restart both sides’ players linked arms and stood around the centre circle to commemorate the Queen, news of her death having broken at the end of the opening period.
A section of the away support had already performed a rendition of the national anthem and the stadium staff had, to their credit, reacted quickly to show an image of the monarch on the big screens at both ends along with words of condolence.
Written by Nick Ames at Kybunpark, St Gallen
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