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Arsenal fans to be refunded £100s after failure to reach Champions League

Date Posted,May 21, 2017

Arsenal fans are set for a season ticket refund after Arsene Wenger’s men missed out on the Champions League football.

The Gunners finished fifth, a point outside the top four, to miss out on qualification for the premier European competition for the first time in 20 years.

But as fans glumly looked forward to a summer of taunting from Tottenham fans and planning Thursday nights have something to look forward to from Emirates bosses.

Because of the lack of Champions League glitz in north London next season, the Gunners have decided to lower their season ticket prices and refund those which had already taken the plunge.

Arsenal fans fail to show up to a recent match with Sunderland (Photo: Getty Images Europe)
The Emirates will not have Champions League for the first time since it opened (Photo: Mike Hewitt / Getty)

The first seven cup competition matches are inclusive on the ticket and Arsenal see the reduction as a good-will gesture to their loyal supporters.

Fans received an email this afternoon with the amount of cash they would have returned – with the majority receiving over £100 back.

The full email said: “The weekend results have confirmed that next season we will be competing in the UEFA Europa League. Obviously it’s disappointing for us not to have qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 20 years but we must now focus on a different competition, facing new teams and challenge to win UEFA Europa League.

Arsenal fans hinted they were behind Arsene Wenger again at the weekend (Photo: Getty)
…but moved their ire onto Stan Kroenke (Photo: Getty)

“We have previously announced that there will be no increase to GA pricing for Premier League, Emirates FA Cup, League Cup games in Season 2017/18. The club has always considered that pricing for the Europa League would be different from the Champions League so we have reviewed our approach for next season and have applied a discount on your season ticket for the Europa League element.

“This has resulted in a reduction of (price) compared to the standard price you paid last year.

“Your season ticket will continue to include admission to all 19 home Premier League matches and the first seven home cup matches in European competitions and the Emirates FA Cup, subject to match categorisation held at Emirates Stadium.”

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