Slaven Bilic has issued a warning that there could be some big adjustment difficulties facing the club at the London Stadium.
“The 52,000 season tickets sold are not going to get you a throw-in during the game.
“They won’t get you a corner and they are not going to get you a point. The pitch is the same and you have to prove it. The stadium brings so many advantages and everybody is buzzing but it also has some minuses compared to Upton Park.
“Now it is up to us to use this great situation that we are privileged to be in. “The message to the players is put on a performance and bring the stadium alive.”
Both Arsenal and Southampton struggled when they moved from their historical homes to brand spanking new stadiums.
He said: “I’m aware of that history — some teams don’t struggle but need time to adjust.”
Wise words from the big man.