Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that every club wants a low ticket price, but he says that the fans should be cooperative enough to facilitate the club’s financial status.
Manchester City returned 912 unsold tickets to Arsenal that were priced £62 for the clash on Sunday.
Wenger said: “Ideally you want ticket prices to be as low as possible, but on the other hand the only way we can pay the wages and compete without any external help is through the ticket prices because it is our main income.
“Therefore we are in this situation where of course the prices are high.
“I am really worried they are high for our supporters. For the visitors, it only happens once per year, so that is less of a concern.
“We sell out our games, but ideally you want ticket prices to be affordable to everybody. It is a very delicate subject.
“It is down to every individual to decide ‘Do I spend the money or not to go anywhere to watch anything?’
“If you want to go to a concert tomorrow, you look at the price of a ticket and after if it is too high for you, you say yes or no. That is everybody’s individual responsibility.”
Arsenal have not brought a trophy home and many supporters are not happy with it.
Wenger wants the Gunners to continue supporting their club. Arsenal’s season tickets the most expensive one, even more than that of the Manchester clubs, Chelsea etc.
He said: “How can you measure that? What is very important is that we try to give value for money and that our attitude is absolutely 100% committed to try and achieve that. That is the most important.
“After, everybody can have a different opinion when he comes out of the stadium. Did he get enough for what he has spent? You have to leave that to every individual.
“The only way you can measure that is do people come back or not.”
Compiled by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)