We have a match on Saturday!

Last updated : 29 March 2007 By Chris Parry
The heady days of fixture congestion and actually competing for trophies are behind us, now we simply have to focus on an acceptable Premiership finish. This Saturday we visit Anfield, home of our closest rivals in the table, and the scene of some heroics already this season.

News has been 'quiet' to say the least, however it was interesting to read today that the club are freezing ticket prices for next season. This from arsenal.com:

Arsenal Football Club is pleased to announce a freeze in both Matchday and Season Ticket prices for the 2007/08 season.

Including the last season at Highbury, before the Club's move to the new 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium, it will be the third successive season that ticket prices have remained constant.

For the first season at Emirates Stadium (2006/07), although additional price points were introduced to reflect the wider choice of seats available at their new home, the Club made the decision to keep all ticket prices the same as equivalent category seating at Highbury. Consequently, today's announcement means that many Arsenal supporters will have paid the same price for their ticket for three seasons running.

For most Premiership matches in the 2007/08 season, a large proportion of matchday tickets at Emirates Stadium will be available for £32 each, with tickets for OAPs and Under-16s being available for £14 and £13 respectively.

Arsenal's general admission Season Ticket Holders will be able to renew their Season Tickets for exactly the same price. A Season Ticket at Arsenal will continue to offer supporters all 19 home Premiership matches, as well as seven cup matches from the FA Cup and UEFA competitions. Season Ticket prices for Arsenal's Disabled Supporters will also remain the same.

Arsenal has also frozen prices for existing Season Ticket Holders in 'Club Level', the tier around Emirates Stadium which comprises 6,700 premium seats, offering quality hospitality. Season Tickets in this area for the 2007/08 season will be available from £2,500.

The Club will also be actively pursuing the policy of reducing prices of possible Carling Cup matches at Emirates Stadium next season.

Arsenal Managing Director, Keith Edelman said: "We are delighted that our ticket prices will be frozen for next season. We have regular consultation with our supporters and ticket prices are always mentioned as a key concern. Therefore, we are proud that our prices have now remained constant for three seasons and have also stayed in line with those at Highbury, even though our new home is a world class venue offering our supporters an enviable range of new facilities."

The Club is also planning a Season Ticket buy-back scheme* for early next season, in which Season Ticket Holders can sell their tickets if they are not using them for a particular match. This initiative will not only reduce costs for Season Ticket Holders, but will enable even more supporters to attend matches at Emirates Stadium.