As Arsenal’s chances of winning the league became slim, last round ticket prices also plummeted.
Britain’s ‘토토사이트Daily Star’ reported on the 15th (Korean time), “Tickets for the last game of the season between Arsenal and Wolverhampton in March were sold for £50,000 (about 83.7 million won). However, due to the recent collapse, ticket prices have plummeted and resale tickets The demand for it has almost disappeared.”
Arsenal this season have been in a state of disarray since the beginning of the season. Although he lost to Manchester United after winning 5 consecutive league victories, he continued to maintain 1st place in the league by running an undefeated streak of 13 matches. Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli all scored 10 or more goals, making it a team that is hard to find weaknesses.
The leadership of manager Mikel Arteta was highlighted. Arteta, who took over Arsenal’s baton in 2019, has continued to develop through trial and error. He also won the English Premier League (EPL) Manager of the Month award for August, November/December, January and March this season.
However, Manchester City’s pursuit eventually collapsed. Especially from the point of William Saliba’s injury, Arsenal started to falter. They drew three consecutive draws against Liverpool, West Ham United, and Southampton, and lost 1-4 to Manchester City, which was competing for the title. Also, on the 15th, he knelt to Brighton 0-3, effectively ending the competition to win the league.
Arsenal are 4 points short of Manchester City despite having played one more game. Assuming that Arsenal win both of their remaining games, the winning points are 87 points. However, if Man City earns two or more points in the remaining three games, it will rise to the EPL throne for the second year in a row.
After 19 years, the challenge was in vain. Fans’ high hopes turned to frustration. Arsenal’s last league game and home game against Wolverhampton was sold for over £50,000 based on ticket agency purchase sites until March. However, after the defeat against Brighton, ticket prices plummeted. Currently, it has fallen to 200 pounds (about 330,000 won). That is a 250-fold decrease.
As the saying goes, ‘those who have eaten rice eat it’, the Arsenal players have come to serve the table to the Manchester City players who have ‘ate it’. After the match against Brighton, captain Odegard said, “It’s hard to accept. To be honest, I’m not sure how things went. There’s no hope right now.”