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Kind Offer From Gunners To Fans
Published : 30 Aug 2011 10:38:13
We've seen some shocking Newcastle defeats in out time as Toon fans, but the Gooners took it on the chin at Old Trafford on Sunday ... played out in front of a TV audience, too. However, the Gunners have come up with a nice gesture to ease the pain for those who went to Manchester. Arsenal have announced that they will offer to buy another away ticket for those fans who travelled to Old Trafford on Sunday to watch their team lose 8-2 to Manchester United. Around 3,000 fans are thought to have made the 400-mile round trip to Manchester, only to see their team humiliated by the Red Devils. Manager Arsene Wenger and his inexperienced team were widely criticised for their showing on the pitch, but the travelling support gained widespread praise for backing their team throughout. The north London club confirmed on Monday that they would be offering to compensate the supporters who made the trip by paying for a ticket for another away game. "Arsenal Football Club has announced it will be writing to fans who travelled to Old Trafford on Sunday with an offer to cover the cost of a match ticket at a future Barclays Premier League away game," a club statement read. "Sunday's result was obviously disappointing for everyone connected with the club. Our travelling fans were magnificent throughout and we want to recognise their fantastic support. We will be writing to them shortly with the details." The only time I can remember anything like this in recent years was when Wigan's players clubbed together to refund the costs of every away fan who travelled to Tottenham to see their team humbled 9-1 at White Hart Lane two years ago.