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Arsenal fans protest jumbo ticket prices

Arsenal fan Protest
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An Arsenal fans' group have complained to chief executive Ivan Gazidis over the club's ticket prices following Manchester City fans boycott of Sunday's fixture due to cost.

Debate has gathered pace with the Gunners in the firing line after Manchester City sent back more than 900 tickets for Sunday's game at the Emirates because many supporters refused to pay N16,120(£62).

Unhappy fans

Unhappy Arsenal fans who created the Black Scarf Movement in protest at price increases in protested before a game in November last year this week have written to Gazidis. The letter reads;

"Of course reduced ticket prices for the lesser games are welcome, yet the flip side is the ever more extortionate pricing for our more glamorous fixtures. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find any football fan who considers the club's Category A prices N16,120 to N32,760 (£62 to £126) reasonable.

"Was the overall plan of the ticketing review merely to address the increasing number of empty seats for our bread-and-butter games in the belief that Category A fixtures would sell out no matter what the price?’’

Call for action

"The extremely slow ticket sales for Manchester City (indeed Manchester City fans even boycotting the fixture due to cost) and more empty seats at every game seem to indicate a misjudgment. We call for, at the very least, a freeze on all ticket prices for the 2013-14 season."

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