CSKA Moscow v Arsenal – Tickets just £13.50 but…..

If there are any Arsenal fans brave enough to travel to Moscow for the second leg of our Europa League quarter final against CSKA will be very pleased to know that the tickets are available for just £13.50, but the punchline is that the price of a visa is a massive £108.40 and then you have to factor in the price of a flight which is available right now for about £220 which is not too bad considering the distance. And you would have to pre-book a hotel for your stay.

Arsenal only have 1,000 tickets allocated so far, but it would be amazing if they all get sold out especially as the game is expected to be played in sub zero temperatures, and with the recent tensions between the UK and Russia, the Home Office is advising caution which was passed on to the fans by Arsenal.

But Russia’s World Cup organising committee chief, Alexis Sorokin, has assured Gooners that there will no danger to Arsenal fans. “It is a shame that the games will be played in such circumstance,” Sorokin said. “We will ensure security in equal measures to all — from dignitaries to fans.”

“To us, there is no difference which country people come from or what our diplomatic relations with them are,”

“There are absolutely no grounds for such warnings.”

I am sure there will be a hardcore group of Arsenal away fans who love to travel to the games whoever we are playing, but they can’t expect such a warm welcome as they got when they went to Ostersunds in Sweden!

But if you really want to go, then get full details here on the Arsenal website



  1. Ackshay says:

    Security should be reinforced for both the players and fans as russian are crazy. now if one could get at wenger then no problem, especially if he’s an arsenal fan, would be fair justice for all 14 years of torture.

    1. Counsel says:

      The dictator Hitler a propagandist who even gave people intoxicants to please them so that he could be able to control them ,when he realized he has lost the military power to conquer the region, he said Germany does not deserve him and hanged himself.In case of Wenger he is demagogue people can fight because of him but they can’t fight him and if arsenal keeps failing and he cant accept defeat and retire then he can do like Hitler and say arsenal doesn’t deserve him

      1. Ken 1945 says:

        Don’t ask me, Iv’e no idea!!!

      2. Phil says:

        What on gods earth are you on about?

      3. jon fox says:

        Actually, Hitler shot himself through the head!

        1. Ken 1945 says:

          I can’t stop laughing at Jon’s response.
          To come up with a serious response after the most incredible post I have ever read has made my day.
          Jon, I bow to your impeccable response sir!!!!
          Counsel, can you please explain what you are getting at?
          I’m sure it makes sense to you, but what the hell is it all about?

          1. Break-on-through says:

            He wants someone to bite.

  2. Sue says:

    But…. you might be poisoned at half time

  3. Ken 1945 says:

    That’s a little more money than my journey from Scotland for each home game, nearly as cold and politically as bad as the SNP and Tories!!
    Leave this one for Phil and his ilk.

    1. Phil says:

      Well Ken I’ve been there 3 times before (two for Arsenal) and I will be going to this one with just a little doubt and trepidation.Polotics And Football don’t mix but I would be very surprised if it’s not well policed and I certainly will not be walking around with an I LOVE BORIS JOHNSON T Shirt.
      I dare say there will be a backlash from the Russian Press but I’m confident the situation will be calmer than predicted.And if worse comes to worse I will do the only thing left and DEFECT

      1. Ken 1945 says:

        Don’t defect Phil, i won’t know what to do with my spare time checking my facts before you pull them apart!!
        Just hope its a great result and all you away supporters get home safely.
        Besides, we can’t have any more empty seats at the Emirates!

  4. jon fox says:

    ANY FAN WHO GOES TO RUSSIA HAS NEITHER COMMON SENSE NOR ANY HONOUR. THIS COUNTRY, RUN BY A GANGSTER, IS CORRUPT TO ITS VERY CORE. Only Corbyn and his fellow Marxists refuse to see this truth. Fifa, being also corrupt to its core, was bribed to give Russia , then Qatar the next two WC’s. Anyone who can’t or won’t see this is beyond help. I believe all honest countries, which is most but far from all, should leave FIFA and found their own honest world football organisation. I have been saying this for twenty or nore years too. I want nothing to do with this gross and disgusting corruption and with those who pretend not to know it is, and so turn a blind eye. Morality is far more important than football, much as I have loved the sport nearly my whole long life.

    1. Fortis_gunner says:


    2. pires says:

      Spot on JON, you’r seeing that Wenger isn’t the worst of dictators compared to Putin and co

  5. Yossarian says:

    I went to Moscow a couple of years ago and it was excellent. Lots of stuff to do, very safe around the central areas, and excellent public transport which is also very cheap. The hotel was great, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The local bars were good fun, with decent food and nice beer. It was also very cheap compared to London.

    I had no complaints what-so-ever during my time there. Don’t believe all the negative stuff that you read about Russia and Putin in the British media. It’s all just heavily biased political rhetoric.

    1. jon fox says:

      Nonsense! Are you related to Corbyn or one of his Marxist supporters by any chance! I don’t doubt you had a decent time as a tourist but open your eyes to what goes on in the world, courtesy of corrupt Russia, run by a deranged and hedonistic gangster, young man.

      1. Ken 1945 says:

        That could be said of America and especially Trump, except for the young man part.
        As for FIFA, they invented the word corruption and are still swimming in it, aided by every football nation affiliated to them.

        1. jon fox says:

          Ken , I am no lover of Trump either. Being normal and not a narcissistic headcase, I despise him and all he believes in, as I also do with Putin. But as the WC is in Russia, not USA, i saw no need to mention Trump in this context. But believe me, when I blog on political sites as I do often, i slaughter all bad political people, very much including TRUMP. For the record, much as we both love football, I hope and believe we BOTH loathe corruption and gangsterism , more than we love football. Whatever I think about our many football disagreements, I easily recognise you as a thoroughly decent man.

      2. Yossarian says:

        I am fortunate enough to have a basic understanding of several European languages, and Russian is one of those. Therefore I can understand what’s going-on first-hand, without all the inaccurate translations and biased reporting that is provided by the BBC/etc.

        Moscow was a scary place back in the early 1990s when Boris Yeltsin was letting it run wild with gangsters grabbing everything, and western powers moving-in to turn them into the next Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya/Syria/etc.

        Putin put a stop to all that, so nowadays that are doing very well over there, and that’s why the western media hate him. It’s that simple really. The really dangerous lunatic ain’t Putin dude… It’s Donald Trump!

        1. Yossarian says:

          *they [Are doing very well]

  6. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Even Sir Stanley Rous was able to swing it for England to get the 1966 World Cup when he was President at the time but I agree with Jon Fox, FIFA’s been corrupt ever since it was founded over 100 years ago.

    1. jon fox says:

      I am sure I didn’t claim FIFA was corrupt a full century ago. But a very long time, yes!

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        After the the original World Cup , hosted and won by Uruguay, a promise was made by FIFA to alternate World Cups between Europe and South America, The 1934 World Cup, hosted and won by Italy followed. Through corruption the 1938 World Cup, which was supposed to go back to South America, was changed and held in France which caused upheaval. The consequences were that only three nations outside Europe participated, Argentina and Uruguay boycotted the finals. Corruption was endemic in FIFA long before Sepp Blatter got involved.

  7. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

    Just think instead instead of going to Qatar in 2022 you could have been visiting beautiful Australia, except for corrupt FIFA.
    with regards to Russia, having visited in 1977 (communist era) and 2014 (Putin era), its not the people, but the fact that it is run by mafia like oligarchs. It is far removed from communism, but freedom of speech is dead.

    1. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

      As an aside, one of the biggest issues Australia and other countries face in staging international sporting events, like the World Cup and Olympics, is the time zone for television into the North America and Europe. The organizations that run these events are only interested in advertizing revenue.
      I can’t comment on the fallout from hosting the Olympics in London, but as a taxpayer I don’t believe the supposed benefits of hosting the Sydney Olympics ever in any way matched the costs.
      The old maxim ” give the people bread and circuses” still applies!

  8. Kumagaya says:

    Thank you admin and all those asking fans not to go. Ancestor Wenger was running out of excuses. Now sub zero and fans not attending in a politically charged atmosphere influenced the game and that’s why we lost. Mark my words.

    1. Ken 1945 says:

      Well you have got a 50/50 chance of being correct with your predictions, so I admire your risk taking.
      How do you know if fans are going to attend?
      As we haven’t even played either game yet, what excuses does Mr. Wenger need?
      Or does your magic ball tell you that as well?

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