Arsenal will receive approximately 28,000 tickets for the FA Cup final, it has been announced.
This is around 3,000 more than we got for the 4-0 2015 final win over Aston Villa.
The application process for tickets has also been revealed by the club, and they are as follows:
- Any current Away Scheme (away season ticket subscription) or current Platinum/Gold Member is guaranteed a ticket if a Member has attended THREE OR MORE away fixtures over the last two full consecutive seasons. This dates from August 19, 2014 – April 17, 2017. All fans in these categories will be guaranteed one ticket per membership, as long as the tickets are purchased between 10am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and 11am on Friday, May 5, 2017
- Any current Platinum and Gold Members who have attended TWO OR LESS away fixtures over the last two full consecutive seasons, will be able to register an interest in purchasing a ticket by completing an online registration between 10am on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 until 11am on Friday, May 5, 2017. This is unfortunately not a guarantee of a ticket. If the Club receives more registrations than tickets available, a random ballot will be held.
- Given the high demand, it is inevitable that Members outside the above groups will regrettably not have access to tickets for the fixture.
The Gunners have been given the east section of Wembley, and given that Chelsea’s kit does not clash with ours, we’ll be wearing the traditional red and white, as we did when we last faced them in the final in 2002.
You know the one. It’s only Ray Parlour. Then Freddie Ljungberg made John Terry fall over before doing this: