Thousands Of Arsenal Fans Set To Boycott Watford Game Over Ticket Prices


Arsenal are at risk of playing in front of a considerably small crowd this weekend, with thousands of supporters set to boycott the game over ticket prices. 

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The Gunners welcome Watford to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they aim to book themselves a semi-final spot in the FA Cup.

However, despite the importance of the tie several high profile supporters groups are advising fans to miss the game entirely in order to raise awareness of the current pricing structure.

The news comes after the Premier League decided to cap all away games at £30 each over the next three seasons, but to some supporters it is still not enough.

Arsenal are known for charging high prices to games as a result of building the Emirates Stadium, which was completed back in 2006 and is now almost completely paid for.

That has left fans puzzled as to why they continue to pay £60-£75 for a home game week after week, and it seems they have come to the end of their patience.

Currently, season-ticket holders are allotted seven cup places on their membership, and with this being the eighth home cup match, they will be expected to pay £35-70 extra.

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All three of REDaction, Black Scarf Movement and the well-known Gooner magazine have urged season ticket holders not to take their place in the stadium.

Last month, Liverpool fans were seen walking out early from Anfield in protest of ticket prices being increased, a movement that then forced the club not to change the strategy.

And it seems Arsenal fans will take it upon themselves to show how they feel by missing the game altogether.

The protest would certainly leave a lasting impression on the club, and it will be interesting to see what their response is following that update from the Premier League.

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