Arsène Wenger Says £62 Arsenal-Manchester City Ticket Prices Are 'Fair'

Posted: Updated:

Arsène Wenger has risked the wrath of football supporters after he claimed the extortionate £62 price of a ticket for Manchester City fans at Arsenal was "fair".

The Gunners entertain City at the Emirates in the Premier League this Sunday but the build-up to the fixture has been dominated by the cost for away supporters.

City, allocated 2,900 tickets, sent 800 back to Arsenal after some fans could not justify the cost while others have been vocal in that they are boycotting the fixture.

Look out for the Ad just below here

Article continues after the advertisement

Barry Glendenning
Is Wenger toeing party line or so out of touch he believes that dumb comment he made about *those* ticket prices being fair?

Wenger, usually a sensible speaker, has however joined the ever-growing list of detached football personalities.

If you compare going to the match with going to the theatre you have no idea about being a football fan. No exceptions.

"They have a choice. They can choose to go to Manchester United. They can choose to go to Manchester City. They can choose to go to Barcelona. You can choose to go to the theatre or not. Of course it's fair," the Frenchman said at his press conference.

tim payton
£7m a year Arsene Wenger showing lots of empathy with fans and the ticket prices they pay. Not.

Last season the Premier League champions sold out an extended allocation of 5,200 tickets, priced at £20 and £10, for their League Cup quarter-final win at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger has spent years ignoring the obvious problems on the pitch, no surprise he's not seeing the ones off it as well.

But for the Premier League, City is now billed as a Category A game due to the success they have enjoyed over the past few seasons.

John Brewin
Arsene Wenger, the man who described his wage structure as 'socialism', thinks £62 a ticket is 'fair'. A man of the people for the people.

City ended their 35-year wait for a trophy in 2011, usurping Arsenal in the league table in the process, before winning their first title in 44 years last year.

The Football Supporters' Federation estimated this week Premier League clubs could afford to cut the price of tickets by £32 due to the revenue generated by the latest TV deal.

A Manchester City fan explains why he will not be going to the game on Sunday

Around the Web

Arsenal fans protest at 'extortionate' ticket prices

Hopscotch announces ticket prices, discounts

Christopher Plummer, dismayed at theater tickets' steep cost

Arsenal FC: Manchester City Ticket Prices Show Club Has Lost Touch with Fans

Rangers Raise Ticket Prices