Going to an Arsenal game

Useful sites that will help first time fans get the most from a visit to the home of football - Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

  • Arsenal membership To go to an Arsenal game, first you need to be an Arsenal red member. This will allow you to buy tickets to certain games depending on availability, with the membership card acting as your ticket on the gate.
  • Fixture list This is where any trip to watch Arsenal starts - picking the right fixture. Do you want to see a traditional 3 o'clock kick-off? Or a floodlit European game in the week?
  • Buying tickets You can buy tickets from the Arsenal site as well as buying unwanted season tickets form other fans by using the ticket exchange, a good way to get tickets to games that might not otherwise be available.
  • Travelling cross country If your travelling to the game from another part of the country it's worth checking train times in advance to make sure you can get back home from the later kick-off's.
  • Travelling in London Transport for London's site can be used to plan journey's to and from the stadium from anywhere in the capital. Worth checking as there is often engineering work taking place over the weekend when many games take place.
  • Getting to the stadium Arsenal games are served by four tube stations Highbury & Islington and Finsbury Park on the Victoria Line and Arsenal and Holloway Road on the Piccadilly Line. This page will give you information on all the stations as well as the special measures put in place regrading travel on match days.
  • Football news & opinion A quick glance though a few football articles prior to the game will arm you with all the knowledge you'll need to hold your own among opinionated fans. If in doubt 'Wenger needs to buy a defensive midfielder' or 'these lot need to show a bit of desire' will normally do the job.
  • Arsenal opinion If you want to delve deeper into the often complex, finely nuanced views of your fellow Arsenal fans, then this Arsenal blog is a good place to start.
  • Live scores and results Sky Sports Score Centre is the best way to keep up to date with all of the goals and results as they happen around the country. Worth checking at half time as how rival teams are performing could have a direct effect on the atmosphere, team and final result. Also available in an app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-sports-live-football-score/id325185696?mt=8
  • If Arsenal win You can watch Match of the Day to relive the drama and excitement of the game safe in the knowledge that whatever unfolds on the screen, an Arsenal win is guaranteed.
  • If Arsenal lose You'll need a distraction if Arsenal lose (it can happen) and what better way to take your mind off the shambles you watched earlier than by making your own set of Buttons? Suggested titles include 'Ways to cope with constant disappointment' and 'How to pick a new football team to support'.