Arsenal tickets ‘too expensive’ for Manchester City

Arsenal tickets ‘too expensive’ for Manchester City


Manchester City have sent back around 800 tickets to Arsenal for this weekend’s clash between the teams in London.

The reason is ironically, City believe the £62 price per ticket is unrealistic and far too high. It means City will be some way short of the 3000 possible fans they could have taken to the Emirates for the mega clash.

City have suggested the price shows Arsenal are out of touch with common fans and what general members of the public can afford to pay to watch top flight football.

“It’s the most expensive amount I can ever remember paying for a ticket in my life – it’s not as if finding a television to watch the game on is difficult nowadays. Even if the game wasn’t live, to charge £62 to watch it is ridiculous,” Kevin Parker, general secretary of the Manchester City Supporters Club told the Guardian.

Arsenal was revealed as the most expensive football club to watch earlier in the season with the cheapest season ticket available at just under £1,000 and match day tickets costing around £120 on average.

Arsenal are financially one of the most secure clubs in England and across Europe because of their financial business model, which is driven by high match day costs and prices.

This may not be the last time that away clubs are forced to send back an allocation of tickets to the Emirates because of the high prices.

Arsenal supporters bodies have voiced their own concerns that their supporters are being priced out of following the club live and forced to watch Arsenal matches via a range of other methods.

In a world where people are paying more in England for their standard of living than ever before, Arsenal refuse to budge on their stance over clearly unrealistic prices to watch live football.

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Lewis Doe is a freelance sports writer and editor who has been working in the industry for over three years. Lewis graduated from a degree in journalism at City University, London in the summer of 2009. Lewis has worked for some of the biggest football opinion and news sites in the world including FootballFanCast and International.


  1. Poor old mancs can’t afford a ticket, still that means more for us “lodsa money” southerners

  2. “Arsenal refuse to budge on their stance over clearly unrealistic prices to watch live football.” The Arsenal have allready sold most of the tickets Man city fans rejected. So how can the price be unrealistic? If the tickets where £200 they would still sell. Its called market value & demand. The Arsenal have had to built a new stadium. (Not from tax payers money like the Olympics white elephant that will neve be full every game.) That loan has to be payed back, to compete with clubs whos rich owners throw there loose change into buying players and paying silly wages that the club if run properly would never afford.

  3. Alf blogs don’t you need to sell your own allocation first? Last arsenal match I watched there were plenty of empty seats in the home stands as well, oh well like you say plenty more seats for the loaded southerners to watch their team bring home the silverware…….. Oh wait a minute? Joke of a manager joke of a club and joke fans to boot! And as for us poor mancs well at least one of us will see a trophy this year!

  4. Write to your MP. Or better still join the Football Fans Association and get them to write to MPs promising “No vote” next election unless they put Football Clubs back to belong to the Supporters who made them. Plonk Taxes on owners who are not there for love of Football. Super tax any money they can take out of the club. Entertainment tax on entry prices over £25 of 50% nwould soon deter high prices.

    • You wont get City Fans supporting you if they had their club given back to them they would have to sart paying the players wages again.
      And scooter you may see some empty seats but their still paid for.

  5. It’s the club who have all the money, not the fans! 3 years ago it was £35 for an away ticket against Arsenal now it’s £62, absolute rip off merchants. Sort it out.

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