Arsenal Premier League And Champions League Tickets

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Champions League
24 Nov: Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb – Buy Champions League Tickets
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Premier League Schedule
November 28 Norwich City (A) – Buy Arsenal Tickets

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April 30 Norwich City (H) – Buy Arsenal Tickets

May 7 Manchester City (A) – Buy Arsenal Tickets
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Getting To Emirates Stadium

By Tube and Rail
Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest tube station, around three minutes walk from the ground. Finsbury Park (Victoria, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, North London Line and Great Northern rail) stations are around a 10-minute walk – these should be slightly less crowded.

  • Click here for a comprehensive map of London train routes.pdf

King’s Cross is the main connecting station for national rail and many underground lines. From here you can travel to the ground via the Piccadilly Line (to Arsenal) or the Victoria Line (to Highbury & Islington). Alternatively, a short overground rail journey of one stop will take you to Finsbury Park station.

Please note: Holloway Road station will be exit-only before and after matches with pre match eastbound trains non-stopping. Drayton Park is also closed on match days.

Crowd management after matches at Emirates Stadium
To ensure safe entry and exit from local stations, a managed queuing system will be in place.

Arsenal station
Queuing will be outside on Gillespie Road.

Finsbury Park station
Queuing will be outside on Seven Sisters Road/Isledon Road and St Thomas’s Road/Rock Street.

Highbury & Islington station
Queuing will be on the south side of Holloway Road. Spectators are advised to follow the route down Holloway Road as no direct access to the station or queuing system will be available from Highbury Fields.

Hornsey Road from Benwell Road to Holloway Road
Closed to pedestrians, emergency access only.

The junction of Drayton Park/Holloway Road
Police controlled crossing point where supporters will be queued and assisted across Holloway Road as quickly as possible.

By Bus

Bus is a fast and convenient option with connections passing the ground on all sides. Main bus stops are located on Holloway Road, Nag’s Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner. High frequency services will take you within a five to 10 minute walk of the ground and direct routes cover much of north and central London.

Further information on buses is available through or consult the maps of local bus routes below.




Arsenal Week In Review: Week Of Missed Opportunities

aw-hands-outArsenal were hoping for a miracle when they travelled to the Allianz Arena to play Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The Gunners picked-up a very important 2-0 win against Bayern at the Emirates but there was a sense that the German side were in the mood for revenge when they met on Wednesday.

There were plenty of ominous stats regarding Bayern’s home form this season with Lewandowski scoring 13 goals in seven games and the team scoring an average of four goals in every game. The Gunners also suffered a late blow when Koscielny was ruled out with a hip problem and replaced by Gabriel. And Arsenal only managed to hold out for 10 minutes before Thiago found Lewandowski in acres of space, after Gabriel tried to play him offside, and the Polish striker capitalised with a well-controlled header into the corner to make it 1-0. The Gunners responded well and were gutted when Ozil’s goal was ruled out for handball after some great passing and an excellent cross by Monreal. It was a cruel blow and the Gunners were dealt a knockout punch when Lewandowski turned provider and teed-up Muller who kicked his volley into the ground and right into the corner to make it 2-0. It was another sign that luck was on the side of Bayern and a team like that doesn’t need a help-in-hand, especially when they’re playing at the Allianz. Muller soon tested Cech again before Alaba put it beyond Arsenal with a long-range left foot curling shot into the top corner to make it 3-0 right before half-time.

Robben came on for the very impressive Coman in the 55th minute and the Netherlands international, returning from a long lay-off, wasted no time before getting on the scoresheet with his first touch, a fine left-footed finish into the top corner from just outside the six-yard box after a cut-back from Alaba. Arsenal continued to have a go, despite knowing that the game was lost at this stage, and they came close when Cazorla played a nice one-two with Giroud but Neuer saved his volley, which lacked any real power or conviction. However, Arsenal persevered and Giroud continued his good goal-scoring run after chesting down a Sanchez cross before finishing with a scissor-kick volley into the corner. It was a nice moment for Giroud, who played well, but Bayern continued to create chances and Robben almost bagged another when he was played through on goal but, having hesitated before rounding Cech, Debuchy made a very good recovering challenge.

However, it wasn’t long before Bayern added a fifth to make it 5-1 in the 89th minute when Costa made a surging run towards the Arsenal goal before he unselfishly passed to Muller who finished clinically from the edge of the box with a precise pass into the corner of Cech’s net. The defeat leaves the Gunners at the bottom of Group F, six points behind Olympiacos, who scored a late goal to beat Dinamo Zagreb, which means Arsenal will rely on other teams’ results in order to have a chance at qualifying for the next round.

The Gunners were hoping to pick themselves up from that midweek demolition by Bayern when local rivals Spurs arrived at the Emirates for the north London derby in the Premier League on Sunday. Koscielny was the only change from Wednesday after he returned from injury to replace Gabriel in the starting line-up. Arsenal controlled the early possession but were unable to carve-out any openings and it was Spurs who managed to break the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Rose had time to pick out a pass just inside his own half and his through-ball found Kane on-side and straight through on goal where he was able to curl the ball past Cech and into the far corner. It was the second failed attempt to play a striker offside this week and this time it was Koscielny who stepped-up too late only to leave himself with too much ground to make up before Kane struck.

Giroud had two excellent headed chances; the first was a little behind him and he was therefore unable to keep it down as it skimmed over the crossbar before he found himself unmarked in the box a few minutes later but he glanced his effort wide of the far post and then slammed the ground in frustration as knew that he should have levelled the game. The equaliser finally came in the 77th minute and it was from a very unlikely source in the form of substitute Gibbs who managed to get on the end of a sweeping Ozil cross to the back post. The full-back, who had only been on the field for three minutes, managed to stick his left foot out and direct the ball just inside of the near post. The Gunners then pressed for a winner but had to settle for a point which was a decent result given how well Spurs played but Wenger will still be disappointed that his team couldn’t take advantage of Manchester City’s draw earlier in the day.

Wenger will also be concerned with how sloppy Arsenal were in possession with a passing accuracy which was only 75%, having averaged approximately 85% so far this season.

That point means Arsenal are still behind City on goal-difference as they head into the international break with a visit to West Brom on Saturday November 21st in the Premier League and then a vital home game against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday the 24th, which they must win, while hoping that Bayern beat Olympiacos, in order to keep their Champions League dream alive.


Wenger’s Thoughts On North London Derby Draw

Arsene-Wenger-pensiveArsène Wenger spoke to the media after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. This is what he said:

on his emotions…
When you are 1-0 down it is a mixture of relief and regret. I think if we were really clinical we would have won it in the last 15 minutes. But if I tried to be fair, I must say that the point is a fair result.

on Giroud…
He is very angry.

on Arsenal’s start…
I think mentally we did fight. I cannot say we did not have the right commitment. I was not disappointed. Cazorla is normally the guide in our game

on Gibbs being the saviour…
He played there when he was a kid. Always when he comes on, he balances our team. I had very limited offensive options on the bench. It gave me as well an opportunity to put Alexis on the other side where he could give me a different option. Overall it worked, but he gets in good positions and shows he is an intelligent player.

On the game…
It was a very intense game with complete commitment from both sides. We suffered in the first half because Cazorla was at 30 per cent of his potential, he was dizzy. I was sitting there thinking do I take him off or not? You never know, maybe it will get better. At half-time I took him off, and in the second half we had a bit better balance.

On the team’s response…
The team have shown great mental resources, we refused to give up. Tottenham had a good moment at 1-0 in the second half, where they had one or two good chances in the game. In the end, it is a fair point for both sides.

On Cazorla’s dizziness…
He is not sick, he was just dizzy and could not move, you could see that on the pitch. I did not really know what he had, so at half-time I took him off, I hope it is nothing bad, but it does not look like it, because he says he is alright now.

On whether the break comes at a good time…
We have 10 players out. I hope during the international break we do not lose more, but we should get some back like Ramsey, like Chamberlain for maybe just after the break. Players like Sanchez, who have played many games, they go out and play two games again.

On training the players the same…
We adapt individually. It is always like that in every team, there is a collective part that everybody absorbs and the individual part is adapted to every person, considering their characteristics that intervene in a injury, how you sleep, how you eat, how much sleep you get, these are things that can influence an injury. It is a very sensitive subject and a very complicated one that we try to work out. On the other hand you have players who are injured because their body does not take it.

On the other injuries…
Debuchy finished tired because he played against Bayern, and played today, and had not much competition, but he looks alright. 

On the feeling in the squad…
When you are 1-0 down so it’s a mixture or relief and regret because if we were really clinical we would have won it in the last 15 minutes. Giroud had the chances to score. But if I try to be fair I must say the point is maybe a fair result.

On how Giroud is feeling…
He is very angry.

On disappointment with with team’s start…
I think mentally we weren’t at the races. We did try, you could not say we did not have the right commitment, I was not disappointed. I just saw that Cazorla, who is usually the guide in our game, didin’t get the ball. And Tottenham is a good side when you play with one player less and you have to make the game …and so in the offensive build-up Ozil was a bit isolated in the first half with not many options. Usually they combine well together.

On if he’s surprised or pleased that Giroud is angry…
I’m pleased. When you see players happy to miss chances you can worry. He is a real goalscorer, he did try. In the last two games, against Bayern and today he worked extremely hard and maybe he wanted too much to score in the end, and especially the opportunity he had in the six-yard box, but that can happen. 

on showing character…
I think we have shown character today because we were a bit on the ropes and we responded. Every time we have a disappointment I feel we respond well in the game after. When you look at the results again today you see Villa-City 0-0. Liverpool lost. We played 1-1. It just shows you that the championship will be extremely difficult for everybody. The mental qualities can have a big influence in the future and I think we need these qualities.

On whether a chance has been missed…
You can say that to City as well. I think if you look at a longer distance in the last six games we’ve had five wins and one draw. So overall I am disappointed that we haven’t won the game but if you look at the recent period as a block it can happen that in six games you can drop points. 

On the points Cech is worth…
I don’t know. I have not done the mathematics yet. But he has shown again how important he is and that maybe goalkeeper is maybe the most underrated position in football because there is a moment where he can keep you in it. If you go 2-0 down its bye-bye.


Bellerin and Koscielny doubtful for derby

Hector-BellerinArsenal look likely to be without both Hector Bellerin and Laurent Koscielny for Sunday’s North London derby at the Emirates.

Both defenders missed Wednesday night’s damaging 5-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich which leaves their hopes of getting out of the group hanging by a thread.

After the game Wenger revealed that right-back Bellerin could miss out again, meaning Mathieu Debuchy is set to deputise, and Koscielny also is a major doubt.

Wenger said: “We now focus on the championship on Sunday and turn up with a different performance, we are in a strong position in the league because if we play like we did today we are going nowhere.

“Bellerin I don’t think will be available for Sunday and Koscielny has a small chance. From tonight we have no more injuries, apart from in their heads we have no more injuries.”

The Gunners go into the first derby of the season second in the table, five points and three places ahead of their arch rivals, but the loss of two key defenders will give Spurs hope of a first win at the Emirates since November 2010.

They are already without Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain — injured in the 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last week — along with Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky.

With 10 first-team players currently unavailable, only Newcastle United (12) have more players on the treatment table.

Bellerin, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and David Opsina should all be back after the international break, but the club’s players continue to suffer from muscle injuries.

A study by Premier Injuries Ltd has shown that Arsenal have suffered an above average number of injuries in each of the last eight seasons, and in 11 of the last 12.


Mertesacker: Bayern’s early goal crucial

Koscielny And MertArsenal captain Per Mertesacker said Bayern Munich’s early goal was key as the Gunners slumped to a 5-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena.

Robert Lewandowski put Bayern in front after only 10 minutes of the Champions League clash, and the Bundesliga side went on to score two more goals before the break.

It was a different story to a fortnight ago, when Arsenal inflicted upon Bayern their first defeat of the season with a surprise 2-0 win at Emirates Stadium..

Arsenal had 10 players missing through injury going into the game, losing key defenders Hector Bellerin and Laurent Kocielny earlier in the week

“The early goal helped them find their rhythm,” Mertesacker told Sky Germany after the match. “We were not able to put up any resistance in this formation.

“A prompt reply [to the Lewandowski goal] would have helped us. But Bayern were just in their rhythm, and we did not manage to play like we did at home.”

Speaking to ZDF TV, Mertesacker added

: “Overall, we were just not good enough. We now have to win both games [against Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb to have a chance of qualifying]. That’s very important, otherwise we are out. But as long as it’s not over, we will do all we can.

“Three points [in two games] against Bayern, it’s not that bad, but we threw it away against the other teams.

“We hope that Bayern will do us that favour and beat Olympiakos so that we can still finish second. But it’s no longer in our hands. We’ve committed too many mistakes this season.”


Wenger Furious After Arsenal Capitulation In Munich

arsene-wenger2Arsene Wenger was left berating an “extremely poor” defensive display as Bayern Munich thrashed his Arsenal side to leave their Champions League hopes dangling by a thread.

Having beaten Bayern at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago, the Gunners brought a decent record to Germany only to be blown away by one of Europe’s super-powers.

Robert Lewandowski needed 10 minutes to head the hosts in front before a brace for Thomas Muller and goals from David Alaba and substitute Arjen Robben wrapped up a convincing 5-1 win for Bayern.

Arsenal had a potential Mesut Ozil equaliser correctly ruled out for offside as Olivier Giroud pulled one back for the Premier League side but by that time they were four goals behind having been torn apart by a rampant Munich frontline.

The result means Arsenal have lost three of their four Group F fixtures and sit bottom of the group – with wins in their remaining two matches not enough to guarantee progression.

Wenger’s cause was not helped here as both Hector Bellerin and Laurent Koscielny were ruled out with injuries – and the two players drafted into the Gunners defence were culpable.

Gabriel partnered Per Mertesacker at the heart of the defence but played Lewandowski onside for the opener while Mathieu Debuchy completely missed a Philipp Lahm cross that led to Muller doubling the lead.

And Wenger was in no mood to sugar-coat his side’s deficiencies at the back as he saw Arsenal suffer their heaviest Champions League defeat in their history.

“I believe first you have to give credit to Bayern for their quality and on top of that we made things quite easy for them with our defensive performance,” he said.

“We were extremely poor defensively and were not at the races. The funny thing was that when we went forward every time we looked like we could create chances but with a defensive performance like that you are going nowhere.”

Wenger stopped short of labelling the performance the worst defensive display of his lengthening tenure and admits progression into the knockout rounds is looking unlikely.

“My memory is not good enough to tell you in 19 years if it is not the worst performance,” he said.

“It will certainly not remain in my memory for anything positive.

“There is still a chance to qualify, Olympiacos have to lose here, we have to beat Zagreb and then beat Olympiacos in Olympiacos, there is a small chance but it is a real one.

“We have to realise with the kind of performance we have today that our chance is at a minimum.”

A north London derby at home to rivals Tottenham on Sunday could prove the perfect tonic for Wenger and his players as they look to keep up the pace at the top of the Premier League.

The Frenchman is focused now on that fixture, although he did admit his players may suffer psychologically after this drubbing.

“No matter how many we have, we have to give it all for a chance to qualify,” he added.

“Anyway we now focus on the championship on Sunday and turn up with a different performance, we are in a strong position in the league because if we play like we did today we are going nowhere.

“Bellerin I don’t think will be available for Sunday and Koscielny has a small chance. From tonight we have no more injuries, apart from in their heads we have no more injuries.”

Thanks to a late Olympiacos winner against Dynamo Zagreb, Arsenal now need the Greek side to lose in Munich in a fortnight for them to stand any chance of getting out of the group.

A draw here would put both Munich and Olympiacos through, but Pep Guardiola insists his Bayern side will be looking for the win to sew up top spot.

“You make this question to a coach and a club then you have to know it is impossible to not try and win the game,” he said when asked if he could assure Arsenal his side will not settle for a draw.

“Arsenal fans need to be calm. The players are going to go and try to win against Olympiacos, we might not be able to do that but not because we weren’t fighting but we want to be first in the group.”

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Arsenal Week In Review: Mixed Week For Gunners

olivier-giroudIt was a topsy-turvy week for Arsenal as they took part in two three-nil score lines. First up was Tuesday night’s trip to Hillsborough to face Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the 4th round of the Capital One Cup. Wenger fielded a young side, handing his 200 and 201st debuts to Kamara and exciting Nigerian Iwobi while benchwarmers like Chambers, Debuchy, Gibbs, Flamini and Campbell were also given rare starts. However, injury woes plagued the Gunners again in this game with Oxlade-Chamberlain coming off in the 5th minute with a hamstring problem and his replacement, Walcott, also pulling up with a similar problem in the 19th minute, making way for another debutant, Bennacer, with Chamberlain and Walcott likely to be out for three games .

Things went from bad to worse for Arsenal when Wallace finished well after being picked out just inside the box in the 27th minute. Helan then tested Cech on the break with the resultant corner cleared to Wallace who turned provider when his cross was headed into the corner of the net by Lucas Joao five minutes before half-time. The final sucker punch came five minutes into the second half when a clever free kick found Lees with far too much space at the back post and he struck the ball back across the face of the goal with Hutchinson stealing in to bundle the ball over the line, putting Wednesday 3-0 up. Wenger said after the game that his young players weren’t up to scratch but the blame must rest with the manager in putting so much responsibility in such inexperienced hands.

Arsenal were in need of an immediate response to their league cup exit and they got it when they visited the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. Recent injuries to Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ramsey gave Joel Campbell his first Premier League start and a chance to impress and the Costa Rica international came close early on with a long-range curling effort going narrowly wide. However, the best chance of the first half fell to Gomis who was sent one-on-one with Cech after a through-ball from Shelvey but he failed to take advantage with Bellerin recovering in-time to clear the ball. Arsenal then wasted their best chance of the game so far when Sanchez found Giroud 15 yards out but, like Campbell, he curled his shot beyond the far post. However, the French striker made up for it in the 49th minute with a fine header into the far corner of the net from an Ozil corner making it four goals in the last five games for Giroud.

Arsenal were lucky at the end of the first half when a Sigurdsson free kick appeared to have been intentionally blocked by the hand of Mertesacker in the wall but nothing was given. Cech then saved well from Sigurdsson at the start of the second half before a controversial moment in the 68th minute when Koscielny and Giroud challenged former-Gunner Fabianski for a ball in the box with the ‘keeper flapping at it and leaving Koscielny to control the ball and score in successive matches for the first time in an Arsenal shirt. Swansea were convinced that the ‘keeper was fouled and were left aghast when the goal stood as they watched and waited for a free kick.

With the Swans now dejected, the Gunners took full advantage five minutes later when Ozil crossed to the back post and Campbell scored his first goal for Arsenal with a well-placed curler into the far corner putting the Gunners 0-3 up. Fabianski saved late on from a low strike by Ozil and a rebound by Sanchez but the three points were already in the bag as the Gunners stay second in the Premier League but only trail City on goal-difference with fans taking plenty of positives from the game while others look ahead to the January transfer window and signings that Arsenal might make and maybe should make.

The Gunners have a very difficult week ahead with a trip to Munich on Wednesday in the Champions League, where Bayern will be looking to avenge Arsenal’s recent 2-0 win at the Emirates, before a North London derby at home against Spurs on Sunday, which is likely to give a better indication of the Gunners’ credentials as Premier League title contenders.


Pulis: Pulis: Gnabry Isn’t Good Enough To Play For West Brom

Emirates_NightFollowing up on Arsene Wenger’s criticism of the Arsenal youngsters not being good enough in the League Cup, West Brom manager Tony Pulis has hinted that West Bromwich Albion might cut short Serge Gnabry’s one-year loan deal from Arsenal after claiming he isn’t ready to play for the Baggies.

Gnabry has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football this season at the Hawthorns and it does not sound like Pulis will be giving him any more playing time in the foreseeable futire.

“Serge has come here to play games but he just hasn’t been for me, at the moment, at that level to play the games,” Pulis told the Express and Star.

“He’s come from academy football and not played much league football.

“Does academy football really prepare players for league football? And we’re talking about Premier League football here.

“As a manager you pick a team that’s going to win a game of football.”

What is going on at Arsenal’s famed academy? Why isn’t it producing players for the first team anymore? The only Gunners in the first team squad who has came through the academy are Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs, with the latter having joined the Gunners at the age of 15 from Wimbledon.


Wenger: “‘Kids are not ready to play at this level. None of them’

unhappy-wengerStunning indictment that Arsenal no longer are producing young talented first team players as Arsene Wenger defended his decision to rest so many experienced players against Sheffield Wednesday by accusing his young players of being weak and ‘naive’ as they were beaten 3-0 at Hillsborough and claimed he should have rested more first-team regulars after Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were hit by injuries.

Glen Kamara, Alex Iwobi and Ismael Bennacer were among those making their debuts and Wenger said:

‘The occasion was too much for the young players. They were not ready to play at this level, none of them. Two of the goals were from set-pieces. We were very naive. We had a lot of the ball but we didn’t make a lot. We were too short in midfield.

‘It was a bad night at the office for us. We lost the two players and after that were not good enough. We have two muscle injuries. I don’t know how bad, we have to make a scan.

‘I am concerned because we have a big game on Saturday at Swansea and the Champions League at Bayern Munich coming up, and already we are short. To lose two offensive players is damaging for us. Maybe too many experience players played here. We lost two and once I lost them I didn’t bring on others because we couldn’t afford to lose more.’


Wenger More Worried About Injuries Than Cup Defeat

Arsene-Wenger-pensiveArsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left to count the cost of a damaging night in the Capital One Cup as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott will be sent for scans on injuries picked up in the 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Both England internationals hobbled off in the opening 20 minutes at Hillsborough, Oxlade-Chamberlain with a hamstring problem and his replacement Walcott due to a calf problem, and the extent of the injuries will not be determined until they have a scan within the next 48 hours.

In previous seasons Wenger has used the League Cup as an opportunity to give some playing time to young players who are on the fringes of the first tea. But Wenger knows he needs to win at least one trophy this season and he named a very experienced side that included Petr Cech, Mathieu Debuchy, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud in his starting XI. And now the Arsenal boss is truing playing so many big names, despite the poor performance in South Yorkshire.

“The injuries are two muscular injuries, how big the damage is I don’t know,” Wenger said.

“We have to make scans and we have to wait 48 hours for the scan. It’s was a bad night at the office for us. We lost the two players and after that we were not good enough.

“I have to manage the workload of the players and at the end of the day I still think I maybe brought too many experienced players here.

“We lost two players and after that I had Gabriel (Paulista) and (Nacho) Monreal on the bench but I couldn’t bring them on because I couldn’t afford to lose any more players.

“I am concerned, we have a big game on Saturday (against Swansea), we have Bayern in the Champions League coming up, already now we are short.

“To lose two players tonight is damaging for us, two offensive players. Ideally we would have loved to win, but with the squad we have got now, we cannot keep in all the competitions.”

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