Due to an issue at the turnstiles at Emirates Stadium, the Arsenal vs. Forest game was delayed by 30 minutes

The start of Arsenal’s opening Premier League game against Nottingham Forest was delayed by 30 minutes on Saturday after a problem with the turnstiles at Emirates Stadium left thousands of fans unable to get in on time.

The kickoff had been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. local time (1130 GMT) but was pushed back because of an apparent issue with the club’s new digital ticketing system.

TV footage showed thousands of fans still waiting outside the Emirates 10 minutes before the scheduled kickoff, with only a sparse crowd inside the 60,000-seat stadium.

The turnstiles were eventually able to open and the stadium was full by the time the game started at 1 p.m. local time (1200 GMT).

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