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Arsenal attacked by their own fans

ESPN staff
February 14, 2014
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Arsenal have come under fire over sky-high ticket prices for their Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich.

Despite season tickets already costing up to £2,000, holders will have to pay between £62 and £132 to see the first leg at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

In stark contrast, Bayern fans will receive £24.80 form the club towards the cost of their £60 tickets for the match.

"We are very concerned. Season-ticket holders have already paid up to £2,000 in advance - the highest in world football. Their commitment deserves better," said Arsenal Supporters' Trust spokesman Tim Payton.

"Arsenal's grasping approach will have a detrimental effect on the noise in the ground, harming the team's chances for an important game.

"Ivan Gazidis [Arsenal's chief executive] promised that when commercial revenues rose it would reduce ticket price increases. To date, those are just empty words."

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