Arsenal will benefit from a bumper crowd for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich, with fans of the German club banned from attending the game at Emirates Stadium.

UEFA have issued Bayern supporters with a ban from attending the away leg of their last-eight tie after fans threw fireworks onto the pitch during their 3-1 win over Lazio earlier this month.

Bayern had been fined 40,000 euros and hit with a suspended ban on away supporters after fans set off fireworks during their win at Copenhagen in the group stages in December.

The subsequent incident at Lazio triggered the ban. Bayern Munich accepted the punishment and confirmed they would not appeal against Uefa’s decision.

It means Arsenal will be able to sell Bayern’s allocation, with the hosts being able to fill the Emirates with 60,000 home fans for their first Champions League quarter-final in 14 years.

“We have to accept this punishment. Not only were pyrotechnics set off, but also fired deliberately onto the field, directly endangering bystanders,” Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said following Uefa’s punishment.

“This was such an explicit violation of the conditions of probation that an appeal is unfortunately futile.

“The fact we now have to play away without the support of our fans is a big blow. A small group of individual offenders have done a disservice to all our supporters and the team.”