The Emirates Stadium has been named as the Premier League ground which attracts the most foreign fans alongside Manchester United’s Old Trafford, according to Visit Britain.
Ivan Gazidis and the board must have envisaged this once we moved into the new stadium in 2006 and it’s no surprise that the foreign fans want to experience a Premier League match at the most lucrative club ground in the capital.
At the moment, matchday revenue is our highest source of income and in 2014, we smashed the £100m which is a figure some clubs struggle to reach as an overall turnover (via the Express).
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Fans have bemoaned the presence of tourists and believe the lack of atmosphere is a consequence of our ticket pricing policy, but we’re heavily reliant on that particular revenue stream at the moment.
The club’s need for fans’ season ticket, therefore, makes our transfer policy a prominent debate with fans calling for Arsene Wenger to spend the money we’ve put into the club.
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Check out the table below of the top five English grounds which attract foreign fans.