Bayern Munich subsidise tickets for Arsenal Champions League clash

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Bayern Munich have confirmed they will sell tickets for their Champions League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium at a heavily discounted price.

The German giants and their fans will head to London on February 19 for the first leg of their last 16 tie.

Arsenal had set the cost of a ticket for the travelling Bayern Munich support at £62 (€75) - however the Bundesliga leaders have moved to make the cost of the trip more palatable for their fans.

In a statement they confirmed they would be selling tickets for €30 less than face value in order to say 'thank you' to their fans for their ongoing support - a move which will cost them around €90,000.

'For the 2,974 tickets made available by Arsenal, we have received 18,000 orders. The ticket price asked by Arsenal is £62 (€75) each,' the statement read.

'The terrific support of the fans lifted Bayern [last year]. Particularly noteworthy is the large number of Bayern fans who not only supported the highlights, but were at every game.
'The fact is that this loyalty at such a high number of games does not only take up a great deal of time, but it also tears a big hole in the wallet.'

'Bayern has therefore decided to subsidise the tickets for the away game at Arsenal with nearly €90,000.

'Thus every Bayern fan who buy a ticket for the game in London on February 19 will pay only €45 (instead of the regular €75). This is intended as a small thank you for your great support in 2013.'

Bayern Munich have priced tickets for the return leg on March 11 against the Gunners between £12 to £50.

The BBC's Price of Football found in September that Arsenal have the most expensive single ticket and season ticket in the Premier League.

The Gunners cheapest season ticket is priced at £985 - compared to the equivalent at Bayern Munich, which costs £104.

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