Manchester City have confirmed they are still yet to sell-out their ticket allocation for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.
The Citizens had in excess of 1500 tickets available for the crunch match on Thursday night, with the winners set to face either Chelsea or Tottenham in the FA Cup final in May. It is thought that the majority of City fans have been reluctant to make the journey down south on a Sunday, with further disruptions likely due to the annual London Marathon scheduled for the same day.
— Supporter Services (@ManCityHelp) 20 April 2017
Although City supporters often have to have Cityzen membership to buy Wembley tickets, the club confirmed via their Support Services Twitter page that these are now also available to non-cityzen members – testament to the lack of interest for tickets shown by fans of the Manchester club.
It is also likely that Manchester fans see just winning the FA Cup this season as a disappointment, with the Citizens having challenged for the title within the last few years. After a difficult exit in the Champions League against Monaco and a fight on their hands to finish in the top four, it’s no wonder that City fans are unlikely to be inspired by Sunday’s fixture.
For Arsenal fans however, it’s a must win game. With Arsene Wenger under pressure to announce his plans for the future, the FA Cup is the North London club’s only real chance for silverware this season. The Frenchman is no stranger to winning the competition with the Gunners, having won the FA Cup six times during his time at the Arsenal helm.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 20 April 2017
Manchester City will be arguably the first real test for Arsenal in their FA Cup run this year, having seen off minnows Sutton United and Lincoln along with wins against Championship side Preston and Southampton. Pep Guardiola’s side have defeated three Premier League clubs on their way to Wembley, beating the likes of West Ham, Crystal Palace and Middlesborough to earn their place in this seasons semi-final.
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