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Bayern Munich spend €90,000 to give fans reduced tickets for Arsenal tie

A brilliant gesture from the Champions League holders.

Bayern fans.
Bayern fans.
Image: Kerstin Joensson/AP/Press Association Images

BAYERN MUNICH HAVE reinforced the cliché that German football clubs look after their fans by subsidising tickets for the upcoming Champions League meeting with Arsenal.

18,000 supporters have applied for the 2,974 away tickets allocated for next month’s last 16 clash with the Gunners, with pricing at the Emirates set at €75 (£62) each.

However, in a statement released on their website, the Bundesliga holders have promised to put €30 (£24) to every ticket to bring the cost down to €45 (£38).

Which means they will be shelling out just short of €90,000 for the thank you gesture.

Both in the past, as well as in the current season, Bayern has thrilled the world of European football not only by the outstanding performance and consistency of his team, but also by the fantastic and vocal support of his fans,” the statement reads.

“Particularly noteworthy is the fact that a large number of Bayern fans are at every away game. The fact is that this loyalty at such a high number of games not only takes up a great deal of time, it also rips a big hole in the wallet.”

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