Arsenal encouraged to lower European ticket costs

The Arsenal Supporters Trust have encouraged the club to slash ticket prices if they fail to make the top four this season, The Daily Mail reports.

Arsene Wenger’s side are facing a battle to stay in the top four and are on the verge of elimination from this season’s Champions League after a 4-0 first leg drubbing with AC Milan. Arsenal’s tickets are the most expensive in the country and the AST met with club officials to express their concerns over the prices. If the Gunners only make the Europa League, Arsenal fans want the prices of European games to be substantially lowered.

Seats for the Champions League this season have cost Gunners fans as much as £100 and the AST are lobbying to also freeze ticket costs on domestic fixtures. Arsenal have implemented a 6.5% ticket hike and the Gunners faithful are unhappy with what has happened.

Stan Kroenke, major shareholder with the club, has been widely reported to be attempting to veto Alisher Usmanov’s attempt to make the Arsenal board. Usmanov acquired the shares held in Rangers by Arsenal and has a holding of nearly 30% in the club. Achieving that amount would allow the Russian to look at the club’s accounts and Kroenke may reaffirm his opposition against Usmanov in a board meeting today.

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