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Struggling Arsenal place 2,000 tickets on general sale

English Premier League club Arsenal has placed tickets on general sale for its clash against Sunderland, in an apparent reaction to low demand for end-of-season games.

More than 2,000 seats in eight upper tier blocks in the Clock End have been made available to the public for the Emirates Stadium clash against Sunderland.

Last April, the club put tickets for a home clash against West Bromwich Albion on general sale to boost attendance.

Arsenal currently sits in sixth position in the table, two places outside of a Uefa Champions League qualifying position. During the 2017 competition, the London club exited in the last 16 for the seventh year running.

However, Arsenal has had the second highest attendance record in the Premier League during the 2016-17 season, with an average attendance of 59,987 in its 60,355-capacity stadium. That is a take-up of approximately 99.4 per cent.

After a strong start to the season, Arsenal’s recent form has been less than consistent, with Arsene Wenger’s team winning only half of its last eight games.