Arsenal Football Club has unveiled a package of measures designed to help supporters with the cost of attending matches.

The club has announced that it is freezing all general admission season ticket and match ticket prices for the next two seasons, meaning that general admission prices will be flat for all games at Emirates Stadium until at least 2018/2019. 

The club is also providing a further £4 discount for its away supporters attending Premier League matches, in addition to the £30 cap on away tickets announced by the Premier League.

This will ensure no Arsenal fans will pay more to support Arsenal at Premier League away games than the lowest priced £26 ticket that both visiting and home fans can pay to watch their teams at Emirates Stadium.

It means Arsenal fans who travel to every away Premier League match next season will save up to £370 compared to the full adult ticket price.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “We have fantastic support home and away.  We know that following the club is a commitment and are always seeking to strike the right balance in our pricing.  

"These steps mean that we will have held general admission season ticket prices flat for nine of the 12 years since our move to Emirates Stadium by 2018, and are also designed to make things a little easier for our travelling fans who often face the highest prices when watching Arsenal play away.

“In terms of the financial support for away fans, we have consistently been strongly in favour of doing more to help and were originally in favour of a Premier League proposal around travel initiatives which would have been even more generous to travelling fans than the £30 cap.

"Once it became clear this would not receive enough support across the Premier League clubs, we supported and directed the funds to the £30 cap plus an additional £4 ticket discount for Arsenal's away fans.”  

These moves are on top of the work the club has done with its supporters around categorising matches to provide a greater price range of tickets at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal offers 43,000 match tickets a season priced at £26, 14,000 £10 tickets to 12-16 year olds within the Young Guns Enclosure and have 26,000 tickets as low as £10 for each potential Capital One Cup fixture.

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9 Mar 2016