Arsenal set to welcome 10,000 fans back for final Premier League game of the season against Brighton

Arsenal have announced plans to welcome 10,000 supporters back to Emirates Stadium for their final Premier League game of the season against Brighton.

The plans are dependent on the easing of the lockdown restrictions set out in the UK government’s roadmap, but it is expected that fans will return to the stadium for the first time in almost six months.

Mikel Arteta’s side were the first Premier League club to host home supporters after lockdown ended last December, when the Gunners played Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.

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Tickets for the Brighton match will be allocated by ballot, with all those who entered earlier in the season set to be automatically re-entered.

Arsenal have also announced they will be making tickets available to key workers as a token of gratitude for their work over the last 12 months and beyond.

There will also be an allocation of General Admission tickets for members who are not season ticket holders.

“I haven’t had a normal season yet,” said Arteta before the 2-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.

“Without a proper pre-season, we had some instability, and [we need] our fans back in the stadium… I cannot wait for that.

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“We really need them; to be with the team, to believe in the team, to support them. With them closer, we are much stronger.

“That’s what we ask them and we promise them we’ll give everything we can to fulfil their expectations, to give them some joy and some special moments.”

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