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Tickets for final Arsene Wenger home match being sold for £1,800

The Evening Standard reports that tickets for Arsene Wenger’s home match against Burnley are changing hands for as much as £1,800 each, as fans compete to see the Frenchman bid farewell to The Emirates.

This weekend’s match against Burnley will see Wenger oversee a home fixture for the last time, a mere 7,870 days after he took his initial seat in the Highbury dug-out on October 19, 1996.

Normally, tickets for such a clash, which is categorised as a Category C fixture by Arsenal, the lowest of their pricing tiers, would cost between £26 and £38.50. However, such is the demand amongst those supporters without a ticket to see the match, that secondary ticketing agencies are offering seats up to £1,800.

It follows similar demand when Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of Manchester United at Old Trafford for the last time, with seats for the match against Swansea changing hands for nearly £3,000 a ticket.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.