fanatix examines the results of the BBC’s Price of Football survey for Arsenal fans.
The North London giants have been famed for expensive tickets since the move from Highbury to the stunning Emirates Stadium in 2006.
After initially tightening the pursestrings, the club are now reaping the benefits of the lucrative move, with a recent report by well-informed football finance blog The Swiss Ramble suggesting the Gunners have more cash reserves than any other club in the Premier League, and nearly in excess of the other 19 clubs put together.
(The Swiss Ramble’s report from 12 August was before Arsenal splashed £43m on club record signing Mesut Ozil, however.)
But despite plenty of money in the bank and a manager who is reluctant to spend in Arsene Wenger, results from the BBC’s Price of Football survey suggests the club are continuing to rank among the most costly in Europe to follow.
Arsenal boast the most expensive season ticket in the Premier League, priced at a whopping£1955.00.
More shocking is the club’s cheapest season ticket, priced at £985.00 – more expensive than the dearest equivalent at 16 Premier League clubs (with only London rivals Fulham, Tottenham and Chelsea offering tickets more expensive than the Gunners’ cheapest option).
Arsenal redeem themselves, however, with a cheapest match day ticket of just £26.00, well below their main rivals, excluding Manchester City.
For those who enjoy the full match day experience, a programme and a pie at the Emirates will cost £3.50 a piece and a cup of tea is just £2.00 – one of the league’s cheapest.
While the club will be hoping to finish near the summit of the Premier League this season, due to their pricey tickets they finish mid-table in the cheapest day out category, with their £35.00 for ticket, pie and programme ranking them between Crystal Palace and Southampton.