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Arsenal fans pay the highest matchday prices in Europe — and for what? Misery and monotony

£74.09 a game to watch that lot is too harsh a punishment for any crime.

If you’re into melodrama and tragicomedy then Arsenal are great value for money.

But if you’re into stress-free, rewarding football then you may want to shop elsewhere.

A recent study has concluded that the Gunners are the most expensive team to watch in all of Europe.

Arsenal fans are spending the most per match in all of Europe

Costly… in more ways than one

The average day-out for an Arsenal fan sets them back an £74.09 per game, says research undertaken by UEFA.

Based on factors including ticket prices and the cost of food and drink, Arsenal easily top the pile of Europe’s priciest club.

The North Londoners are followed by Chelsea in the standings – with a day at Stamford Bridge setting you back an average of £68.71.

Spanish giants Real Madrid come in third, costing £55.91 per match – still nearly £20 cheaper than a day out at the Emirates.

Meanwhile, Liverpool (£55.68) come in fourth, followed by Bavarian giants Bayern Munich (£54.92).

Arsenal fans haven't had much to shout about this season, so far

When you earn that much from gate receipts you can afford to let your best players run their contracts out… apparently

Man United are the fourth-most expensive in the Premier League and sixth overall at £53.41 per game.

UEFA conclude that Arsenal made the most from ticket sales in 2016/17, raking in £102million.

That’s despite the fact the Emirates has a considerably lower capacity than the likes of Old Trafford and the Nou Camp.

Real Madrid fans shell-out the third-most to watch their side, according to the report

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It was cheaper to watch Real Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League last season than to watch Arsenal qualify for the Europa League

Perhaps Arsenal fans can be forgiven for their criticisms?

£74.09 a game to watch that lot is too harsh a punishment for any crime.