Police and club combat ticket touts

Emirates Stadium

We worked with the Metropolitan Police to mount an operation to combat ticket touts at the game against Manchester United.

The operation resulted in the apprehension of nine suspected touts and the confiscation of hundreds of tickets. More than 200 Arsenal memberships were also cancelled for miss-use.


Stadium director John Beattie said: “We work on an on-going basis to minimise the activities of touts. Our fans are the people who suffer, either through paying inflated prices or receiving counterfeit tickets. We would remind supporters they should only ever buy tickets through official club channels.”


Inspector Steve Murfin of Islington Police said: “The Metropolitan Police Service are pleased to work in partnership with Arsenal Football Club and Islington Council at reducing the supply of illegal ticket sales which can result in disorder within the stadium.”

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