Do Arsenal or Tottenham offer better value for their tickets?

Seventeen of the 20 Premier League clubs have raised their season ticket prices going into the 2023/24 season, with many citing the state of the economy to justify the hike. 

A survey comparing the prices showed that North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur come in at the top end of these prices. 

When comparing the most expensive adult season ticket available to purchase at these clubs, Tottenham Hotspur ranked highest of the two charging £2025, compared with Arsenal’s £1783.50.

Considering the state of the UK economy and the cost of living crisis these prices, along with price hikes from other Premier League teams, have witnessed some backlash from fans on Twitter.

Last season the two teams had differing levels of success with their campaigns.

Arsenal had an unexpected start to the season, finding themselves top of the table at Christmas, five points ahead of reigning champions Manchester City, but eventually finished second in the league.

Spurs finished eighth overall, a disappointing season by recent standards, with rumours of a move away for captain Harry Kane dominating headlines.

While prices for season tickets are steep, the cost of match-day ticket is still not cheap. 

AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: The average cost of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur match-day tickets, based on the cheapest ticket available per category.

North East Londoner compared the cost of a match-day ticket for the upcoming season for both clubs against the goals scored and conceded at home during Premier League matches last season to discover which club is offering its fans the best value for money.

Both teams use a category system with ticket prices dependent on which teams in the league they are playing.

Simply put, the better the opponent or stronger the rivalry, the higher the cost of the ticket.

Not including family zone tickets, we compared the cheapest option across these categories to find the average cost of a match-day ticket.

The average price based on these numbers, was £46 for Arsenal and £50 for Tottenham.

HOME GOALS SCORED AND CONCEDED: Total home goals scored and conceded by North London clubs, 2022/23 season

In the 2022/23 season, Arsenal scored 53 goals and conceded 25 at home, a total of 78 goals.

Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, scored 37 goals and conceded 25 at home, leaving Spurs followers 16 goals shy of their arch rivals.

TOTAL GOALS VS TOTAL GOALS PER POUND: Total number of goals scored and conceded at home compared with the cost per pound (£).

The results.

Fans looking for lots of goals will get more for their money at Arsenal, with an average of 3.26 goals scored for every pound spent on a match-day ticket.

In comparison, Tottenham Hotspur will get you an average of 2.33 goals for every pound spent on a match-day ticket.

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