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Arsenal freeze ticket prices after Man City backlash

16:26 29 January 2013

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Arsenal announced today that the club will not make any ticket price increases next season.

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Arsenal’s ticket prices became a subject of controversy earlier this month when Manchester City returned 912 unsold tickets to the Gunners for their clash at the Emirates Stadium, with City fans unhappy at the £62 asking price.

“The price freeze applies to all match ticket prices including season tickets in both general admission and club level,” a statement from Arsenal read.

“Club level season ticket renewals will begin on February 12.

“The move follows a full review by the Arsenal board which included an assessment of the current economic environment and feedback from fans’ groups.”

City fans’ complaints sparked a new campaign to curb rising ticket prices, but Arsene Wenger defended Arsenal’s pricing policy, arguing that the club needed the money in order to continue competing with their rivals at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

The Gunners have some of the highest season ticket prices in the league, but have not delivered the success to match in recent seasons, having failed to win a trophy since moving to the Emirates in 2006.

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