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Club 'very disappointed' by allocation

Wembley Stadium

Further to the club’s qualification through to the FA Cup semi-final, we would like to advise supporters of our ticket policy for the forthcoming semi-final and possible FA Cup final.

Our FA Cup semi-final will be played on Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 at Wembley Stadium, and our opponents will be either Reading or Bradford City, who stage their quarter-final replay on Monday, March 16.

Further to dialogue with the Football Association (FA) regarding the ticket allocation for the FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal's chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “The club has been advised by the FA that our ticket allocation for the FA Cup semi-final will be approximately 32,000 tickets.

"We will continue our dialogue with the FA in order to obtain as many tickets as possible for this match"

Ivan Gazidis

"Similar to our experiences from last season’s FA Cup competition, we are once again very disappointed with this allocation. With the capacity of Wembley Stadium being approximately 90,000, the club does not agree with this relatively small proportion of tickets being given to both clubs.

Gazidis continued: “We will continue our dialogue with the FA in order to obtain as many tickets as possible for this match, but it is clear that many of our loyal supporters, who follow the team home and away, including our approximate 45,000 season ticket holders, will not be able to obtain a ticket for this huge match.”

The club’s ticket allocation approach for the FA Cup semi-final, and possible FA Cup final, will be in line with previous seasons. This policy was developed in consultation with supporters groups.

We recognise that demand for tickets will far outweigh our allocation, so our primary aim will be to give our approximate 45,000 platinum and gold members the opportunity to obtain a ticket.

Please click here for further information regarding the FA Cup semi-final ticket process.