The clubs agreed yesterday that the English side will host the first leg on Saturday, November 9, with the return in Glasgow four nights later. Petershill Park only has a safety certificate for 1200 spectators and City had been contemplating switching the home leg to Firhill, or even Fir Park in Motherwell, after more than 900 fans turned up for the last-32 win over Standard Liege.
"We consulted the players but they all said there was a tremendous atmosphere against Standard Liege and want to experience more of the same against Arsenal," explained club manager Laura Montgomery. "Petershill Park is our home and the only reason we considered it was to accommodate everybody. The capacity is 2000, but was reduced for one of our previous games for health and safety reasons. We're hoping we can get it to nearer 2000. We want to get as many people there as we can."