Arsenal boss wades in to ticket row.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has moved to defend the club’s ticket prices according to ESPN.
There has been a lot of controversy over the last few days with Arsenal, and the Premier League generally, match prices after Man City returned almost 900 tickets for their game at the Emirates being unable to persuade fans to shell out the £62 necessary to buy them.
Wenger admitted the rising ticket prices in football were a concern but insisted the revenue they generate are vital to the on-going liquidity of his club.
‘Ideally you want ticket prices to be as low as possible, but on the other hand the only way we can pay the wages and compete without any external help is through the ticket prices because it is our main income.’
‘Therefore we are in this situation where, of course, the prices are high. I am really worried they are high for our supporters. For the visitors, it only happens once per year, so that is less of a concern. ‘
Arsenal currently have the most expensive tickets in the league, with the highest available ticket costing £126. They also currently charge the most for a season ticket, with their cheapest offering coming in at an eye-watering £985. Their most expensive? £1,995.
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