How to Buy Arsenal Tickets? A Definitive Guide
Here is our definitive guide on how to purchase Arsenal tickets. Our goal is to help football fans to make a well-informed choice on how to buy game tickets.
As a secondary market seller, some may question our bias, but we see ourselves as a good ticket source if other options are simply not available because of a very high level of demand.
We are aiming to be transparent about the whole process and encourage fans to make a well-informed decision when they are buying tickets to watch an Arsenal match.
Members have several options to buy Arsenal tickets. An upcoming article, “How to get Arsenal tickets as a member”, will cover all you need to know about this area.
But what about non-members? Read on for our ultimate guide to buying Arsenal tickets.
How to Get Arsenal Tickets as a non-Member?
Do you need to be a member to buy Arsenal tickets?
This first question is very easy to answer. No, you don’t have to be an Arsenal member in order to buy tickets to see Arsenal home games. As a non-member, you have several options to choose from:
- Buying directly from the club
- Public sales
- Ticket transfer through an existing member
- Personal invitation
- Buying through the secondary market
This guide will go through each of these options in detail, giving the pros and cons, to help you decide about the best way to buy tickets for Arsenal home games.
Buying Arsenal Tickets Directly from the Club as a Non-Member
The two options are buying tickets through general sales or purchasing tickets in the VIP section, which are either in the club level or box seats.
The downside is that public sales are open for a very short time and they sell out incredibly quickly. You also need to buy them in advance, so if you miss the sale date you will not get tickets.
Low-demand games, which may include domestic cup competitions like the FA Cup or League Cup, tend to see lower demand for tickets even though they are sometimes cheaper than for the Premier League. For games like this, non-members will usually be able to buy tickets direct from the club.
On the other hand, European home games – whether they are in the Champions League or the Europa League – usually see quite a high level of demand for tickets, depending on the phase of the competition and the opposition coming up against the Gunners. To buy direct from the club, non-members will have to be quick in order to get them before they sell out.
Buying VIP directly from the club is expensive – it costs an eye-watering amount of money to attend a game in this way – and there are better options on the secondary market.
Please also note that it is strictly forbidden for away supporters to purchase tickets in the home sections. There have been some games in recent years where this has happened a lot and it is something the club have clamped down on a lot to keep away fans out of the home fans’ areas.
Ticket Transfer Through an Existing Member
This is possible – you just need to know someone who is a member and has access to tickets.
Existing members can transfer tickets to friends and family, so this is another potential option to get tickets for Arsenal home games.
If you do not know any Arsenal members, then you may need to look at options such as buying tickets on the secondary market – more details on this are below.
Getting Tickets Through an Arsenal Supporters Club
There are several supporters’ clubs that get access to a certain number of Arsenal tickets.
However, there is a waiting or priority list. It stands to reason that the hotter the game is, the lower the chances a football fan will get his/her hands on a ticket through a supporter’s club.
Personal Invitation from the Club
Maybe you know an Arsenal player, or you do important work for the club – and get free tickets.
Buying Arsenal Tickets Through the Secondary Market
This is what we do: ticket owners offer their tickets through WoW. You can buy any of those tickets online and they will be delivered to you.
Most standard tickets (non-VIP) are plastic membership cards that can be posted or collected and need to be returned after the match. There are some eTickets as well. VIP club level tickets are usually in paper format but there are also plastic membership cards and eTickets.
Buying Arsenal tickets through the secondary market is usually the fastest way to get your hands on them, saving time exploring other options such as those mentioned elsewhere in this guide.
You will usually have a good choice of where to sit and it is up to you how much you want to spend on tickets for the big game. Matches that are sold out will still have tickets available on the secondary market, so if you miss out in the public sale period this is a good way to make sure you can attend.
The longer you wait to try and buy tickets for an Arsenal game, it is likely prices will continue to rise, so the secondary market should be your first port of call for matches that have already sold out due to a high level of demand from fans.
If you need to buy tickets at short notice, for example, if you did not think you were available for a game but a gap has come up in your schedule so you can attend, buying tickets through the secondary market is a quick and easy method for supporters.
How to Buy Arsenal Tickets Online?
Are you looking to buy Arsenal tickets online? You’re in the right place!
Getting your hands on tickets from the club is possible but if you are not an Arsenal member your chances are quite slim. Tickets for non-members often sell out within a matter of minutes. This means that the secondary market might be your best opportunity to get a ticket for the big game.
A range of categories are available and if you want to go with a friend, pairs of tickets can be bought as well – WoW guarantees them for all categories.
Group tickets are also possible and though you may have to split up a little bit the group should be sat close together in the stands.
These are available in most categories most of the time, although for high-demand games such as Tottenham or West Ham, where there is a key local rivalry between the clubs, you may be out of luck.
Saturday afternoon kick-offs (3pm) are the most popular games for people buying Arsenal tickets, but early or late kick-offs on Saturdays also tend to see high demand for tickets.
The late kick-off on a Sunday (typically 4.30pm) can cause some transport issues for Arsenal fans, meaning there tend to be a good number of tickets available on the secondary market, though it depends on the opposition of course. High-profile matches always see a higher level of demand, but if they are being shown on television then there could be more tickets available on sites like WoW.
For midweek games, the secondary market is again very active – but for European games such as in the Champions League or Europa League fans will need to be quick to secure tickets.
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