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 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)
"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."