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PSV away section: Guide for Arsenal fans

Are you looking for the news about visiting the PSV away section on a European night? Look no further, we've got you covered here.

Arsenal face PSV in the Champions League on Tuesday 12 December in the group stages of the Champions League with both clubs already safely through to the competition's knockout stages.

The travelling Arsenal fans will enjoy a stress-free trip where they can enjoy all that Eindhoven has to offer, from bars and restaurants to the PSV away section. If you're an Arsenal fan making the trip over and with a ticket for the PSV away section, here is everything you need to know.

PSV away section. Guide for Arsenal fans
The PSV fans are guaranteed to create an atmosphere – Photo by Icon Sport

What is Eindhoven like for away fans?

Eindhoven is a fairly small city in the south of the Netherlands, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in character. The PSV fans can create a hostile atmosphere for travelling supporters. Still, given that there is nothing riding on this particular match, Arsenal supporters shouldn't experience trouble in the city unless they go looking for it.

The Philips Stadion is situated right in the middle of the city centre so getting to the stadium shouldn't cause too many problems for Arsenal fans, nor should finding bars to drink in and/or restaurants to eat in with Market Square a popular spot.

Where to drink for Arsenal fans in Eindhoven?

Like most places in the Netherlands, there are plenty of pubs and bars to grab a drink in Eindhoven. For Arsenal supporters, here are three of the best options:

  • O'Sheas Irish Pub – Jan van Lieshoutstraat 9, 5611 EE Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Sgt Pepper's – Stratumseind 49, 5611 EP Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Grand Cafe Centraal – Markt 8, 5611 EB Eindhoven, Netherlands

Where to watch football in Eindhoven

For Arsenal fans who are travelling to Eindhoven a few days before the match and/or staying for a few days afterwards, then there are plenty of sports bars around the city where you can enjoy Champions League football on Wednesday or Premier League action the Sunday before.

In addition to the aforementioned O'sheas Irish Pub, fans should also check out Mainstreet (Stationsplein 2, 5611 AB Eindhoven, Netherlands) and The Trafalgar (Dommelstraat 21, 5611 CJ Eindhoven, Netherlands). Both pubs are central and are accessible on foot from anywhere in the city.

If you're getting to Eindhoven on Friday 8 December, then you may also want to check out the city's other team, FC Eindhoven, who are in league action against FC Emmen.

What will the PSV away section be like for Arsenal fans?

The PSV away section is fairly unique in that away fans are ushered down a tunnel outside the stadium that feeds directly into the away end. This minimises the contact between both sets of supporters and should help make Arsenal fans feel safe around the stadium.

The away end itself is situated in the upper tier of the North West corner of the ground. The Phillips Stadion is one of the steepest in Europe, so the away supporters will feel like they are almost on top of the pitch from the away end. Despite that, the view of the pitch is good – just be careful when celebrating, as the stairs are unforgiving.

How many Arsenal fans are going to Eindhoven?

Arsenal were allocated 1625 tickets for the match against PSV Eindhoven. All tickets have been sold out with all of them going to season ticket holders with the necessary amount of loyalty points. As the trip from London to Eindhoven is straightforward and short, some Arsenal fans are expected to make the trip without a ticket.

Lens fans enjoying the PSV away section
Lens fans enjoying the PSV away section – Photo by Icon Sport

How Arsenal fans can get to Phillips Stadion

The Phillips Stadion is easy to get to as it is in the city centre. Most fans who are staying in Eindhoven will be able to get to the stadium by foot. However, if you are coming from outside of the city then you will have to either get a train, bus or taxi.

By train, you must get off at Eindhoven railway station and then take a short, ten-minute walk to the stadium. The Phillips Stadion also has a bus stop with several services travelling through the stop on matchday. You will need to visit on matchday to find out which buses are running and when.

Phillips Stadion tickets: How to watch a PSV game

If you want to attend a PSV match at the Phillips Stadion, then the best way to go about it is to visit the official PSV website and head to the ticketing section. For the club's biggest game, you will need a membership to be able to purchase tickets. However, for certain fixtures, all you will need is an account on the website, so it is pretty easy to get hold of tickets if you pick the right match.

How to get PSV vs Arsenal tickets

Both PSV and Arsenal have sold all of their tickets for the PSV vs Arsenal match. Only season ticket holders and members were able to purchase tickets in the home sections of the Phillips Stadion, while Arsenal's away allocation was sold exclusively to season ticket holders.

As the match is a highly anticipated sell-out in the Netherlands, be wary of scams on third-party websites. We would urge you to only purchase tickets from official sources such as club websites and ticket offices.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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