Tickets for Arsene Wenger’s final home match in charge of Arsenal are being sold for £1,800.
Wenger, who is bringing down the curtain on his 22-year Arsenal reign at the end of the season, will take to the home dugout as manager for the last time on Sunday when Burnley travel to the Emirates Stadium.
The match is a Category C fixture – the lowest of three tiers in Arsenal’s official Premier League ticketing structure – with prices ranging from £26 to £38.50.
The club’s website crashed in the moments after Wenger announced he would be leaving last month as Arsenal fans scurried to buy the final remaining tickets for the historic match.
But supporters without a ticket now face having to spend well over the odds to see the 68-year-old Frenchman’s last home game.
Ticketbis, a secondary ticketing online market, claims to have a range of seats available from £143 to a staggering £1,800.
The most expensive tickets are being advertised in the lower tier of the East and West Stands at the Emirates Stadium, which would have been sold to supporters for just £28.50. The ticketing website also claims prices for the match are increasing.
Tickets for Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match in charge of Manchester United also changed hands for eye-watering sums. A seat for United’s game against Swansea at Old Trafford in 2013, the Scot’s last of his 27-year tenure, was reportedly advertised for nearly £3,000.
Arsenal face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday night.
The two teams drew 1-1 at the Emirates last Thursday after Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s strike.