According to Arsenal's official website, the club is "disappointed by ticket allocation." Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has made it clear that he is unhappy with the number of seats allocated to each team. 

Arsenal received upwards of 49,000 tickets for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final, but that was due to Wigan returning most of their allocation. 

On the day of the final, May 17th, the Gunners will have only 25,000 seats for their fans.

"We are disappointed because many of our supporters and also those of Hull City will be unable to get tickets to the cup final.

"We fully understand this is the showpiece of the FA fixture to celebrate the game as a whole, but we also believe the loyal supporters of the competing teams deserve a greater chance to see their team play in what is one of the biggest matches of the season. The balance in the FA's allocation system is not right.

"Arsenal have approximately 45,000 season ticket holders and 150,000 members, many of whom come to games.

"They all give us their loyal support throughout the a season but with the FA Cup final allocation at 25,000 there will be many disappointed Arsenal fans, who have supported the Club home and away for years, who will be unable to get a ticket to this historical match."

In response to this relatively small allocation, Arsenal are planning to screen the final live at the Emirates Stadium so that local supporters can watch the match together.

Once Wembley is sold out, Arsenal will announce more information about the screening.

"We want this to be a special day for Arsenal fans wherever they are, and the screening will be a great way for thousands of our supporters who are unable to get to Wembley to watch the match together at the Emirates Stadium," Gazidis finished. 

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