Arsenal have reduced Leeds United’s ticket allocation for their upcoming League Cup clash due to ‘persistent standing’ the last time the clubs met in a cup competition.
Leeds were beaten 1-0 by the Gunners in the FA Cup in January 2020, with almost 9,000 making the trip from Yorkshire.
In late October, Leeds will make their first trip to Arsenal post-pandemic, having drawn the North London outfit in the League Cup.
A cup competition triggers an increased allocation, expected to be around the 8,000 mark.
However, Arsenal have opted to reduce Leeds’ allocation to just 5,200, citing: “This is the maximum allocation available. Arsenal Football Club’s Safety Team have advised that due to persistent standing during our last match played in the FA Cup Third Round in January 2020, we will only be allocated the Lower Tier for our forthcoming fixture.”
It’s safe to say that this update has created uproar amongst Leeds fans all over Twitter.
We dive into some of the reaction here:
This is really disappointing to see and it’ll be interesting to know whether Arsenal take a similar approach with other sets of supporters that break their ‘rules’.
That Monday night FA Cup tie was disappointing in terms of the result, but the performance was good and the day out was even better.
Leeds fans took over London for the afternoon and created a real atmosphere in their corner of the Emirates.
That only adds to the disappointment that we aren’t in for more of the same next month.