Arsenal fans can buy way into Emirates Stadium to watch Man City match

Arsenal fans will be allowed into the Emirates next weekend to watch the club's crucial Premier League clash with Manchester City, but only on screens inside the stadium's restaurants.

Gunners supporters haven't set foot inside the Emirates since their 1-0 victory over West Ham in March.

But those fans who have missed the hallowed arena will soon be allowed to return in a limited capacity.

368 supporters will be able to watch next weekend's clash with City – which will take place at the Etihad Stadium – in groups of no more than six.

Those wanting to watch the game at the Emirates will, however, have to dip into their pockets.

The Invincibles package, which includes entry to the Dial Square restaurant and a meal, will cost supporters £49.

Those wanting to splash out on their return to the stadium and dine at the plush WM Club restaurant can do so by purchasing the Marble package, which will set them back £149.

The significant difference in price is warranted as the Marble package includes a three-course meal with wine or beer, a photo opportunity with the FA Cup, a Q&A with a club legend, entry into a prize draw and free gift.

Notable transfer fees for British players

  • 1893: Aston Villa kicked off the big money transfers with tier £100 cheque to land Willie Groves from West Bromwich Albion.
  • 1904: Alf Commons moved from Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1,000 and sparked a national outrage.
  • 1928: Arsenal bought David Jack from Bolton Wanderers for £10,890
  • 1957: John Charles moves from Leeds to Juventus shatters the transfer record at £65,000
  • 1961: Denis Law joins Manchester United from Torino for £115,000
  • 1970: Martin Peters joins Tottenham from West Ham for £200,000
  • 1977: Kevin Keegan goes from Liverpool to Hamburg for £500,000
  • 1979: Trevor Francis becomes first £1m player with switch from Birmingham to Nottingham Forest.
  • 1996: Alan Shearer goes from Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m
  • 2013: Gareth Bale switches from Tottenham to Real Madrid for £86m

All those in attendance will have to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines in accordance with government regulations.

That means supporters will have to wear face masks unless they're eating or drinking.

Fans will only be permitted to show up an hour before kick-off and will be subjected to temperature checks and required to use the NHS test and trace app.

In a further bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the event, fans will not be allowed to sing, shout or cheer loudly.

They'll also not be permitted to celebrate with anyone outside of their group of six, which means no hugging or high-fiving other fans when a goal goes in or after the full-time whistle.

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