Arsenal Football Club has announced a price freeze on General Admission season-ticket renewals for next season.

The move means 35,000 existing Gold Level season-ticket holders will see no price increase in watching games at Emirates Stadium for the forthcoming campaign.

Arsenal season tickets include 26 matches consisting of 19 Barclays Premier League home matches plus seven cup games from European competitions and the FA Cup.

Announcing the decision, Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: "We understand the pressure fans are under in the current economic climate and hope this will go some way to helping them.

"Our season-ticket holders are the heart of our Club and we are recognising their loyalty by holding their ticket prices for next season.

"This is the fourth year out of six that we have held season-ticket prices flat against continuing pressure to keep pace with rising operational and player costs.”

The process for supporters to renew Gold Level season tickets will start in April.

Meanwhile, Club Level season tickets, which are available to 7,000 supporters and are different to GA season tickets as they cover all first-team home fixtures, will go up by an average of two per cent.

Supporters wishing to renew Club Level season tickets have until April 10, 2012 to guarantee their seats for next season.

Details about General Admission match ticket prices will be released once a full review, in consultation with supporters’ groups, is complete.

In order to make it easier for season-ticket holders unable to come to matches to sell their tickets online, a significantly-enhanced version of the Ticket Exchange system will be available for the start of 2012/13 season.

This is another initiative designed to help fans manage their annual spending on watching Arsenal matches at Emirates Stadium.

Ivan Gazidis added: "We are working to make it easier for supporters to spread the cost of coming to matches. The approach to season tickets, the development of Ticket Exchange and our work on general pricing are all focused on this area."

All Club Level season-ticket holders will shortly receive communication regarding the renewal process.

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23 Feb 2012