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Arsenal remain most expensive Premier League team to watch

Arsenal remain the most expensive team to watch in the Premier League by more than £100 despite slashing their season ticket prices.

Arsenal cut their cheapest season ticket by 12 per cent (£123) to £891 ($1,160/€1,020) ahead of the 2017-18 season, but remain the dearest team by £141. According to a list compiled by the Daily Star newspaper, fellow London sides Chelsea and Tottenham complete the top three, with the former having kept prices at £750 and Spurs cutting their £695 tickets by around 10 per cent ahead of their switch to Wembley.

Liverpool and Everton are the most expensive teams to watch outside of London, although both clubs held their prices from last season.

While three teams have raised prices over the summer, four teams have cut costs, with the remaining 13 teams making no change.

Premier League ticket prices

The biggest drop in price is at newly-promoted Huddersfield Town, who – in contrast to fellow new boys Brighton and Newcastle – have slashed their cheapest ticket by 25 per cent to just £299.

While not covered by the Daily Star survey, around 4,500 Huddersfield fans have also benefited from a promise the club’s owner Dean Hoyle made back in 2010 to reward long-standing supporters with a £100 season ticket should the club ever reach the Premier League – which equates to less than £5 per game at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Huddersfield have already sold the maximum 20,192 season cards ahead of their inaugural Premier League campaign.

Huddersfield commercial director Sean Jarvis told the Huddersfield Examiner newspaper: “The demand for season cards was completely unprecedented, which I believe is testament to all the hard work that has gone into the club over many years.

“Huddersfield Town is a community club and it is superb to see fans coming together to back the team in the new Premier League season.”

West Ham offer the cheapest season ticket at just £289 – a full £600 less than the Arsenal figure.

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